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branch fusion, open tracheal system (GO:0035147)
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branch fusion, open tracheal system 
Fusing of specific tracheal branches in an open tracheal system to branches from neighboring hemisegments to form a continuous tracheal network. Branch fusion is mediated by individual cells at the tip of each branch, which contact a similar cell and undergo a coordinated series of morphogenetic events that create a bicellular fusion joint.
primary branching, open tracheal system 
secondary branching, open tracheal system 
terminal branching, open tracheal system 

Exact Synonyms: tracheal branch fusion
Only In Taxon: NCBITaxon:33317 ! Protostomia
Definition Sources: GOC:mtg_sensu, PMID:14570584

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