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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:surface structure development trait
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Accession:VT:0015067 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the morphology or physiology during formation or differentiation of the organism subdivision which is the collection of anatomical structures on the body surface.

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organism subdivision trait 211
      surface structure trait 211
        surface structure development trait 0
          appendage development trait + 0
          cloaca septation trait + 0
          integumentary system development trait + 0
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