Vertebrate Trait (VT) Ontology
Enhancing the ability to standardize phenotype nomenclature

Vertebrate Trait (VT) Ontology is a controlled vocabulary for the description of traits (measurable or observable characteristics) pertaining to the morphology, physiology, or development of vertebrate organisms.

Consortium:

Iowa State University, Mouse Genome Informatics, the Rat Genome Database, European Animal Disease Genomics Network of Excellence (EADGENE) and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) have worked together to incorporate the Mammalian Phenotype (MP) ontology and the Animal Trait Ontology (ATO) to develop a Vertebrate Trait Ontology (VT), with emphasis on morphological, physiological and developmental traits in vertebrates. This project is aimed at enhancing the ability to standardize phenotype nomenclature across species. This will undoubtedly help the animal genome community by facilitating the transfer of genomics information from some well studied species.

  • Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
  • Mouse Genome Informatics, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA
  • Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Access the data:
Utility:
  • Animal QTLdb at Iowa State University search
  • RGD at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • OntoMaton project at Oxford University
  • VCmap tool
Publication:
Carissa A Park, Susan M Bello, Cynthia L Smith, Zhi-Liang Hu, Diane H Munzenmaier, Rajni Nigam, Jennifer R Smith, Mary Shimoyama, Janan T Eppig, James M Reecy (2013). The Vertebrate Trait Ontology: a controlled vocabulary for the annotation of trait data across species. Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2013, 4(1):13.
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