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Term:gastrointestinal system morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0000462 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color or pattern of the components of the system that converts ingested food to nutrients and energy.

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cecum mucosa thickness term browser
Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Ginf1 Gastrointestinal inflammation QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:19526527 RGD:2316974 NCBI chr 8:4,705,810...49,705,810 JBrowse link
intestine integrity trait term browser
Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Colcr1 Colorectal carcinoma resistance QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr 4:1...29,494,328 JBrowse link
Q Colcr2 Colorectal carcinoma resistance QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr15:2,266,368...22,711,984 JBrowse link
Q Colcr3 Colorectal carcinoma resistance QTL 3 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr18:2,249,477...22,066,430 JBrowse link
Q Colcr4 Colorectal carcinoma resistance QTL4 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr 6:20,338,777...62,613,667 JBrowse link
Q Colcr5 Colorectal carcinoma resistance QTL 5 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr 6:122,549,046...137,801,795 JBrowse link
Q Colcr6 Colorectal carcinoma resistance QTL 6 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr15:73,690,518...99,794,247 JBrowse link
Q Colcr7 Colorectal carcinoma resistance QTL 7 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr17:2,115,149...21,881,669 JBrowse link
Q Colcr8 Colorectal carcinoma resistance QTL 8 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr18:22,066,242...52,293,055 JBrowse link
Q Colcr9 Colorectal carcinoma resistance QTL 9 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr20:1,530,655...46,530,655 JBrowse link
Q Colcs1 Colorectal carcinoma susceptibility QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:17510081 RGD:1625309 NCBI chr 5:121,846,814...166,846,814 JBrowse link
Q Xhs1 X-ray hypersensitivity QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:11003700 RGD:69702 NCBI chr 4:82,798,864...152,731,274 JBrowse link
Q Xhs2 X-ray hypersensitivity QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:11003700 RGD:69702 NCBI chr 1:15,321,100...19,121,980 JBrowse link
Q Xhs3 X-ray hypersensitivity QTL 3 IDA RGD PMID:11381618 RGD:631318 NCBI chr 4:84,728,680...129,854,654 JBrowse link
stomach morphology trait term browser
Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Gcr1 Gastric cancer resistance QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:10706129 RGD:69698 NCBI chr 4:120,260,281...147,278,687 JBrowse link
Q Gcr2 Gastric cancer resistance QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:10706129 RGD:69698 NCBI chr 3:8,658,162...27,494,778 JBrowse link
Q Gcr3 Gastric cancer resistance QTL 3 IDA RGD PMID:10706129 RGD:69698 NCBI chr16:17,696,791...82,635,055 JBrowse link
Q Gcs1 Gastric cancer susceptibility QTL1 IDA RGD PMID:10706129 RGD:69698 NCBI chr15:76,306,099...101,769,107 JBrowse link
tongue integrity trait term browser
Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Tcas1 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:9563479 RGD:61091 NCBI chr19:2,316,121...47,316,121 JBrowse link
Q Tcas10 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 10 IDA RGD PMID:11429048 RGD:634723 NCBI chr10:31,297,439...76,297,439 JBrowse link
Q Tcas11 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 11 IDA RGD PMID:16527513 RGD:1578522 NCBI chr 5:46,711,509...161,317,411 JBrowse link
Q Tcas2 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:11429048 RGD:634723 NCBI chr 1:192,485,903...199,050,587 JBrowse link
Q Tcas3 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 3 IDA RGD PMID:11429048 RGD:634723 NCBI chr 4:10,814,170...91,360,527 JBrowse link
Q Tcas4 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 4 IDA RGD PMID:11429048 RGD:634723 NCBI chr14:17,622,561...42,337,007 JBrowse link
Q Tcas5 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 5 IDA RGD PMID:11429048 RGD:634723 NCBI chr19:9,977,753...39,654,489 JBrowse link
Q Tcas6 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 6 IDA RGD PMID:11429048 RGD:634723 NCBI chr 1:92,948,896...144,267,916 JBrowse link
Q Tcas7 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 7 IDA RGD PMID:15876484 RGD:1358147 NCBI chr19:24,817,978...39,654,489 JBrowse link
Q Tcas8 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 8 IDA RGD PMID:11429048 RGD:634723
Q Tcas9 Tongue tumor susceptibility QTL 9 IDA RGD PMID:11429048 RGD:634723 NCBI chr 6:1...37,618,905 JBrowse link
Q Tcat1 Tongue tumor resistance QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:9563479 RGD:61091 NCBI chr 1:99,267,916...144,267,916 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      alimentary system trait 127
        gastrointestinal system morphology trait 44
          anus morphology trait + 0
          crop morphology trait + 0
          digestive organ orientation trait + 0
          esophagus morphology trait + 0
          forestomach morphology trait + 0
          gastrointestinal system mass 0
          gizzard morphology trait + 0
          intestine morphology trait + 21
          proventriculus morphology trait + 0
          stomach morphology trait + 6
          tongue morphology trait + 17
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