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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:respiratory system trait
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Accession:VT:0005388 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic of the system responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide with the environment.

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  vertebrate trait 6
    organ system trait 6
      respiratory system trait 0
        respiratory system development trait + 0
        respiratory system morphology trait + 0
        respiratory system physiology trait + 0
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