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Term:polytene chromosome puffing
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Definition:The decondensing (loosening) and swelling of the chromosomal sites of target genes on polytene chromosomes following response to a stimulus, to facilitate sudden bursts of transcriptional activity in response to transient environmental signals.

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  biological_process 20014
    cellular process 18788
      cellular component organization or biogenesis 6766
        cellular component organization 6510
          organelle organization 4073
            chromosome organization 1250
              polytene chromosome puffing 0
                ecdysone-mediated polytene chromosome puffing 0
                heat shock-mediated polytene chromosome puffing 0
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