Star formation in galaxies is a major astrophysical problem which can be investigated in several ways. The distribution and loci of all kinds of young objects, including OB associations, young clusters, HII regions, GMCs, Bok globules, dark clouds, dust lanes, protostars, as well as YSOs detected in NIR and FIR surveys constitute the principal signposts for this investigation. The individual nature of all these objects has been and is still continously studied. However it is also extremely interesting to associate the coexistence of these objects, and their relation to the structure of the parent galaxy. Such studies have been carried out by several investigators and are frequently summarized when star formation processes are examined.