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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:kidney blood vessel morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0000530 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color or pattern of the network of vessels that convey blood in the paired organs responsible for urine excretion and regulation of ion concentrations.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: kidney vasculature
 related_synonym: kidney vascular morphology trait;   renal vasculature
 xref: MP:0000530

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Rends2 Renal damage susceptibility QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:12874092 RGD:631854 NCBI chr 1:20,341,560...58,000,154 JBrowse link
Q Rends3 Renal damage susceptibility QTL 3 IDA RGD PMID:12874092 RGD:631854 NCBI chr10:82,675,233...88,141,097 JBrowse link
Q Rends4 Renal damage susceptibility QTL 4 IDA RGD PMID:12874092 RGD:631854 NCBI chr16:1...27,556,253 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2379
    organ system trait 1548
      urinary system trait 247
        urinary system morphology trait 228
          kidney morphology trait 117
            kidney blood vessel morphology trait 3
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  vertebrate trait 2379
    organ system trait 1548
      circulatory system trait 606
        circulatory system morphology trait 177
          cardiovascular system morphology trait 177
            blood vessel morphology trait 46
              kidney blood vessel morphology trait 3
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