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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:life span trait
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Accession:VT:0005372 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic pertaining to the period of time an organism survives or is expected to survive or maintains or is expected to maintain a specific function.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: lifespan;   survival;   viability;   viable

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Bp342 Blood pressure QTL 342 IDA RGD PMID:19307186 RGD:2313695 NCBI chr10:87,307,617...96,121,100 JBrowse link
Q Bp343 Blood pressure QTL 343 IDA RGD PMID:10432379 RGD:619627 NCBI chr17:31,990,784...50,909,196 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2379
    organism trait 936
      life span trait 2
        reproductive life span 0
        total life span 0
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