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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:forebrain morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0000783 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the part of the brain developed from the most rostral of the three primary vesicles of the embryonic neural tube from which the diencephalon and telencephalon are derived.

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  vertebrate trait 6
    organ system trait 6
      nervous/sensory system trait 0
        nervous system morphology trait 0
          brain morphology trait 0
            forebrain morphology trait 0
              basal ganglion morphology trait + 0
              diencephalon morphology trait + 0
              forebrain cell quantity 0
              limbic system morphology trait + 0
              telencephalon morphology trait + 0
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