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Term:retroperitoneal fat pad morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0005337 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color or pattern of the encapsulated adipose tissue found on the dorsal/posterior side of the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity and covering most of the viscera.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: retroperitoneal fat depot morphology trait

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Bw125 Body weight QTL 125 IEP RGD PMID:20159938 RGD:7365117
Q Bw166 Body weight QTL 166 IDA RGD PMID:25003539 RGD:8694157 NCBI chr 2:182,171,407...227,171,407 JBrowse link
Q Bw167 Body weight QTL 167 IDA RGD PMID:25003539 RGD:8694157 NCBI chr 3:91,797,474...136,797,474 JBrowse link
Q Bw168 Body weight QTL 168 IDA RGD PMID:25003539 RGD:8694157 NCBI chr 4:40,433,414...85,433,414 JBrowse link
Q Bw169 Body weight QTL 169 IDA RGD PMID:25003539 RGD:8694157 NCBI chr 5:111,416,838...156,416,838 JBrowse link
Q Bw170 Body weight QTL 170 IDA RGD PMID:25003539 RGD:8694157 NCBI chr 8:71,888,757...116,888,757 JBrowse link
Q Bw171 Body weight QTL 171 IDA RGD PMID:25003539 RGD:8694157
Q Bw172 Body weight QTL 172 IDA RGD PMID:25003539 RGD:8694157 NCBI chr16:24,325,513...69,325,513 JBrowse link
Q Bw2 Body weight QTL2 IDA RGD PMID:11087657 RGD:619690 NCBI chr 4:9,940,885...44,463,908 JBrowse link
Q Bw4 Body weight QTL4 IDA RGD PMID:11087657 RGD:619690 NCBI chr 9:5,109,826...50,109,826 JBrowse link
Q Bw5 Body weight QTL5 IDA RGD PMID:11087657 RGD:619690 NCBI chr14:11,030,812...30,320,092 JBrowse link
Q Bw60 Body weight QTL60 IDA RGD PMID:11087657 RGD:619690 NCBI chr14:79,950,921...95,876,975 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      connective tissue trait 440
        connective tissue morphology trait 380
          adipose morphology trait 71
            fat pad morphology trait 54
              retroperitoneal fat pad morphology trait 18
                retroperitoneal fat pad mass 18
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