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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:skeletal muscle morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0000759 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of any of the striated muscles connected at either or both extremities with the bony framework of the body.

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Bw61 Body weight QTL61 IDA RGD PMID:11853145 RGD:619672 NCBI chr 1:173,108,781...218,108,781 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 1500
    organ system trait 671
      muscular system trait 2
        muscular system morphology trait 2
          skeletal muscle morphology trait 1
            epaxial muscle morphology trait + 0
            extraocular muscle morphology trait 0
            hypaxial muscle morphology trait + 0
            intramuscular adipose amount + 1
            laryngeal muscle morphology trait 0
            masticatory muscle morphology trait + 0
            pectoralis muscle morphology trait + 0
            pharyngeal muscle morphology trait 0
            skeletal muscle cellular composition trait + 0
            skeletal muscle fiber morphology trait + 0
            skeletal muscle myosin isoform amount + 0
            skeletal muscle size trait + 0
            tongue muscle morphology trait 0
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