International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 370, Male sterile genetic 15, msg15

BGN  45:149
Stock number: BGS 370
Locus name: Male sterile genetic 15
Locus symbol: msg15

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Male sterile 15 = ms15 (2).


Monofactorial recessive (2).
Location is unknown.


Selfing - early tillers have 7.7% and late tillers have 46.2% at Bozeman, Montana, USA (2).
Outcrossing - complete female fertility (2).
Stamens - anthers smaller than fertile sibs (2).
The phenotype of plants differ from other male sterile genetic mutants because late tillers are fertile (2). Anthesis is delayed in relationship to spike emergence from the flag leaf (1). Only fully fertile plants were recovered from the attempt to develop a Bowman backcross-derived line for (1)..
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Origin of mutant:

A spontaneous mutant in a selection from the cross Atlas/2*Kindred (CIho 13446) (2).

Mutational events: (MSS064, GSHO 1815) in Atlas/2*Kindred (CIho 13446) (2, 3).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks: (GSHO 1815) in Atlas/2*Kindred.


1. Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).

2. Hockett, E.A., and R.F. Eslick. 1968. Genetic male sterility in barley. I. Nonallelic genes. Crop Sci. 8:218-220.

3. Hockett, E.A., and D.A. Reid. 1981. Spring and winter genetic male-sterile barley stocks. Crop Sci. 21:655-659.


E.A. Hockett. 1971. Barley Genet. Newsl. 1:184-185.


J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:318.
J.D. Franckowiak. 2015. Barley Genet. Newsl. 45:149.