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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:body length
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Accession:VT:0001256 term browser browse the term
Definition:The distance from point to point along the longest axis of the body of an organism.
Synonyms:xref: ATOL:0001657

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Bss52 Bone structure and strength QTL 52 IDA RGD PMID:19113924 RGD:2312767 NCBI chr 1:1...34,993,530 JBrowse link
Q Bss75 Bone structure and strength QTL 75 IDA RGD PMID:19113924 RGD:2312767 NCBI chr 8:33,558,660...89,058,369 JBrowse link
Q Bss81 Bone structure and strength QTL 81 IDA RGD PMID:19113924 RGD:2312767 NCBI chr14:40,315,610...85,315,610 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2379
    organism trait 932
      body size trait 171
        body length 3
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