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The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories ( For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at

Term:abnormal vibrissa morphology
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Accession:MP:0002098 term browser browse the term
Definition:any structural anomaly of the stiff hairs projecting from the face around the nose of most mammals which act as touch receptors
Synonyms:exact_synonym: abnormal contour hair morphology;   abnormal sinus hair morphology;   abnormal touch hair morphology;   abnormal vibrissae morphology;   vibrissae abnormalities;   vibrissae defects;   vibrissae dysplasia;   vibrissae: dysmorphology
 related_synonym: abnormal whiskers morphology
 alt_id: MP:0001271
 xref: MGI:2173547

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
S SD-Brca2m1Uwm IDA RGD PMID:12754522 RGD:727990 NCBI chr12:503,660...544,754 JBrowse link
S TRM/Kyo tremor rat IAGP RGD PMID:4018151 RGD:13602102

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  mammalian phenotype 4973
    integument phenotype 139
      abnormal skin adnexa morphology 118
        abnormal vibrissa morphology 2
          abnormal vibrissa number 0
          absent vibrissae 0
          curly vibrissae 2
          delayed emergence of vibrissae 0
          increased vibrissae length 0
          kinked vibrissae 0
          loss of vibrissae 0
          short vibrissae 0
          sparse vibrissae 0
          tangled vibrissae 0
          wavy vibrissae 0
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