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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:nervous system morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0003632 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the components of the system responsible for receiving and processing information about an organism's environment and controlling behavior.
Synonyms:narrow_synonym: central nervous system morphology trait;   peripheral nervous system morphology trait
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  vertebrate trait 5
    organ system trait 5
      nervous/sensory system trait 0
        nervous system morphology trait 0
          autonomic nervous system morphology trait + 0
          brain morphology trait + 0
          cerebrospinal fluid amount 0
          dopamine amount + 0
          ependyma morphology trait 0
          glial cell morphology trait + 0
          innervation trait + 0
          meninges morphology trait 0
          nervous system integrity trait + 0
          nervous system tract morphology trait + 0
          neuron morphology trait + 0
          serotonin amount + 0
          somatic nervous system morphology trait + 0
          spinal cord morphology trait + 0
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