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The Vertebrate Trait Ontology (VT) is being developed as a collaborative effort between the Rat Genome Database at the Medical College of Wisconsin (RGD,, Mouse Genome Informatics at the Jackson Laboratory ( and the Animal QTL database at Iowa State University ( For more information about this vocabulary, or to request additions or changes, please contact us (

Term:muscular system development trait
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Accession:VT:0000733 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the morphology or physiology during formation and differentiation of the tissue composed of contractile cells or fibers that effects movement of an organ or part of the body.
Synonyms:xref: ATOL:0000318

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  vertebrate trait 2385
    organ system trait 1554
      muscular system trait 2
        muscular system development trait 0
          eye muscle development trait 0
          skeletal myogenesis trait + 0
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