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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:sensory trait
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Accession:VT:0015095 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the series of events required for an organism to receive a sensory stimulus, convert it to a molecular signal, and recognize and characterize the signal, or the morphology of the structures involved in any of these events.
Synonyms:narrow_synonym: sensory perception trait
 xref: GO:0007600 "sensory perception"

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Pain1 Pain QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:17560719 RGD:1643003 NCBI chr 2:26,999,571...48,268,661 JBrowse link
Q Pain2 Pain QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:17560719 RGD:1643003 NCBI chr 7:9,462,246...98,011,544 JBrowse link
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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Sach6 Saccharin preference QTL 6 IDA RGD PMID:11958542 RGD:631221 NCBI chr 2:112,456,140...212,696,837 JBrowse link
Q Sach7 Saccharin preference QTL 7 IDA RGD PMID:11958542 RGD:631221 NCBI chr 4:57,114,432...81,266,970 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      nervous/sensory system trait 172
        sensory trait 8
          carotid body morphology trait 0
          equilibrioception system trait + 0
          gustatory system trait + 4
          hearing system trait + 0
          nociception system trait + 4
          olfactory system trait + 0
          proprioception system trait + 0
          touch perception trait + 4
          vision system trait + 0
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