Protogalactic clouds vs protogalaxies help!

  1. I'm researching the creation of galaxies and I've came across these two terms. In my research on theory says that the fluctuations in density of space trapped gas and dust, which formed protogalactic galaxies that then forms a galactic disk. The other one says that the clumping of dark matter and regular matter created protogaxies that then combine to form a galaxy. Which theory is more accurate and what is the difference between these two terms.
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  3. mathman

    mathman 6,754
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    I am not an expert on this subject, but I understand that dark matter is responsible for galactic formation (your second scenario).
  4. Chronos

    Chronos 10,349
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    Kinemetrics are complicated. Dark matter is generally viewed as indispensible in the formation of large [cosmological] scale structures.
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