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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:muscle cell morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0004087 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the cells comprising the contractile tissue that effects movement of an organ or part of the body.

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  vertebrate trait 1523
    organ system trait 872
      muscular system trait 0
        muscular system morphology trait 2
          muscle cell morphology trait 0
            cardiomyocyte morphology trait + 0
            sarcolemma morphology trait 0
            sarcomere morphology trait + 0
            sarcoplasmic reticulum morphology trait 0
            skeletal muscle fiber morphology trait + 0
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