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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:limbic system morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0004166 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of any of a collection of structures in the brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional aspects of memory; these structures act together to control the endocrine system and the autonomic nervous system.

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      nervous/sensory system trait 172
        nervous system morphology trait 150
          brain morphology trait 59
            forebrain morphology trait 41
              limbic system morphology trait 0
                amygdala morphology trait 0
                fornicate gyrus morphology trait + 0
                hippocampus morphology trait + 0
                hypothalamus morphology trait + 0
                nucleus accumbens morphology trait 0
                orbitofrontal cortex morphology trait 0
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