International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 431, Eceriferum-zn, cer-zn

BGN  40:112
Stock number: BGS 431
Locus name: Eceriferum-zn
Locus symbol: cer-zn

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Located in chromosome 1H (1); cer-zn.244 is associated with SNP markers 1_0764 to 1_0396 (positions 61.55 to 143.47 cM) in 1H bins 06 to 11 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW169 (1). Previously mapped in 3HL (6, 7); over 12.0 cM distal from the uzu 1 (uzu1) locus (6, 7, 8, 9, 10).


Surface wax coating on the spike appears greatly reduced or absent (wax code +/- ++ ++) (5). No significant changes in other morphological traits were observed when Bowman backcross-derived line BW169 was compared to Bowman (2). The series of SNP markers heterogeneous in 3HL of BW169 are identical to those from the donor parent Foma in other Bowman backcross-derived lines (1, 2).

Origin of mutant:

An ethylene imine mutant in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (3).

Mutational events:

cer-zn.244 (NGB 111131,GSHO 1523), -zn.362 (NGB 111249) in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (3, 5); cer-zn.348 (NGB 111235), -zn.385 (NGB 111282), -zn.540 (NGB 111428) in Foma (3); cer-zn.1270 (NGB 112158) in Kristina (NGB 1500, NGB 14661) (4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-zn.244 (NGB 111131, GSHO 1523) in Foma; cer-zn.244 in Bowman (PI 483237)*5 (GSHO 1983); cer-zn.244 in Bowman*7 (BW169, NGB 22001).


1. Druka, A., J. Franckowiak, U. Lundqvist, N. Bonar, J. Alexander, K. Houston, S. Radovic, F. Shahinnia, V. Vendramin, M. Morgante, N. Stein, and R. Waugh. 2010. Genetic dissection of barley morphology and development. Plant Physiology. Epubl. 2010 November 18, 2010 as DOI:10.1104/pp110.166249.

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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).

3. Lundqvist, U., and D. von Wettstein. 1971. Stock list for the eceriferum mutants. Barley Genet. Newsl. 1:97-102.

4. Lundqvist, U., and D. von Wettstein. 1985. Stock list for the eceriferum mutants VII. Barley Genet. Newsl. 15:89-93.

5. Lundqvist, U., P. von Wettstein-Knowles, and D. von Wettstein. 1968. Induction of eceriferum mutants in barley by ionizing radiations and chemical mutagens. II. Hereditas 59:473-504.

6. Søgaard, B. 1971. Linkage studies on eceriferum mutants in barley. Barley Genet. Newsl. 1:41-47.

7. Søgaard, B. 1973. Continued linkage studies on eceriferum mutants in barley. Barley Genet. Newsl. 3:57-61.

8. Søgaard, B. 1976. Three-point tests on barley chromosome 3. Barley Genet. Newsl. 6:65-67.

9. Søgaard, B. 1977. The localization of eceriferum loci in barley V. Three point tests of genes on chromosome 1 and 3 in barley. Carlsberg Res. Commun. 42:67-75.

10. Takahashi, R. 1983. Coordinator’s report: Chromosome 3. Barley Genet. Newsl. 13:89-93.


U. Lundqvist. 1975. Barley Genet. Newsl. 5:149.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:383.
U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2010. Barley Genet. Newsl. 40:112-113.