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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:brain morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0002152 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the brain, one of the two components of the central nervous system and the center of thought and emotion; controls coordination, bodily activities and the interpretation of information from the senses (sight, hearing, smell, etc.).
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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
            brain cell morphology trait 0
            brain commissure morphology trait + 0
            brain integrity trait + 0
            brain interneuron morphology trait 0
            brain molecular composition trait + 0
            brain size trait + 0
            brain ventricle/choroid plexus morphology trait + 0
            brainstem morphology trait 0
            forebrain morphology trait + 0
            hindbrain morphology trait + 0
            midbrain morphology trait + 0
            postnatal subventricular zone morphology trait 0
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