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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:histocompatibility type
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Definition:The Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) molecules expressed by an organism; these cell surface molecules distinguish self from nonself and mediate interactions of immune cells through antigen processing and presentation.

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  vertebrate trait 2379
    organ system trait 1548
      immune system trait 28
        histocompatibility type 0
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