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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:medulla oblongata morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0000846 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the most caudal region of the brainstem that lies directly rostral to the spinal cord; includes regions responsible for autonomic functions such as digestion, breathing and control of heart rate.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: myelencephalon morphology trait

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  vertebrate trait 5
    organ system trait 5
      nervous/sensory system trait 0
        nervous system morphology trait 0
          brain morphology trait 0
            hindbrain morphology trait 0
              medulla oblongata morphology trait 0
                hypoglossal nucleus morphology trait 0
                inferior olivary complex morphology trait 0
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