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Term:aorta integrity trait
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Accession:VT:0010602 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the structural soundness of the main trunk of the systemic arteries.

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Vetf1 Vascular elastic tissue fragility QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:11526202 RGD:619605 NCBI chr 5:2,282,226...5,904,428 JBrowse link
Q Vetf2 Vascular elastic tissue fragility QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:11526202 RGD:619605 NCBI chr10:41,142,633...86,142,633 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      circulatory system trait 837
        circulatory system morphology trait 244
          cardiovascular system morphology trait 244
            blood vessel morphology trait 81
              artery morphology trait 74
                aorta morphology trait 65
                  aorta integrity trait 4
                    aorta elastic tissue integrity trait 4
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