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:
(Version: 11.15 with 3,728 terms, updated on Oct 04, 2021)
Data release history:
v1.0: Dec 14, 2009
v1.2: Sep 07, 2011
v1.5: Sep 19, 2011
v1.8: Oct 17, 2011
v1.18: Dec 12, 2011
v2.15: Mar 27, 2012
v2.35: Oct 19, 2012
v3.02: Jan 30, 2013
v3.11: Mar 27, 2013
v4.10: Jul 25, 2014
v4.11: Sep 05, 2014
v5.4: Jul 09, 2015
v6.2: Feb 17, 2016
v6.9: Sep 20, 2016
v7.2: Feb 22, 2017
v7.3: May 03, 2017
v7.4: May 28, 2017
v7.5: Aug 24, 2017
v7.6: Aug 29, 2017
v7.7: Nov 19, 2017
v8.1: Jan 23, 2018
v8.2: Jan 26, 2018
v8.3: May 21, 2018
v8.4: Jun 12, 2018
v8.5: Jul 11, 2018
v8.6: Oct 03, 2018
v8.7: Dec 04, 2018
v8.8: Mar 21, 2019
v9.1: Jun 05, 2019
v9.2: Sep 18, 2019
v9.3: Oct 04, 2019
v9.4: Oct 16, 2019
v9.5: Nov 01, 2019
v10.1: Jan 15, 2020
v10.2: Mar 04, 2020
v10.3: Apr 23, 2020
v10.4: May 27, 2020
v10.5: Jul 15, 2020
v10.6: Aug 25, 2020
v10.7: Nov 18, 2020
v11.1: Jan 21, 2021
v11.2: Jan 28, 2021
v11.4: Feb 16, 2021
v11.5: Apr 16, 2021
v11.6: Jun 08, 2021
v11.7: Jun 21, 2021
v11.8: Jun 29, 2021
v11.9: Aug 02, 2021
v11.10: Aug 06, 2021
v11.11: Sep 08, 2021
v11.12: Sep 15, 2021
v11.13: Sep 21, 2021
v11.14: Sep 28, 2021
v11.15: Oct 04, 2021
Utility:
  • Animal QTLdb at Iowa State University search browse
  • Animal CorrDB 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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