International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 424, Eceriferum-zf, cer-zf

BGN  42:516
Stock number: BGS 424
Locus name: Eceriferum-zf
Locus symbol: cer-zf

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Located in chromosome 3H or 7HS (1); cer-zf.70 is associated with SNP markers 1_0672 to 2_0093 (positions 58.56 to 127.91 cM) in 3H bins 05 to 08 and with SNP markers 1_0851 to 2_0495 (positions 17.32 to 32.35 cM) in 7H bin 02 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW162 (1).


Surface wax coating on the leaf blade appears reduced, but only on the three upper leaf blades (wax code ++ ++ +) (4). Short awns are present in the original stock (4), but not in the stock selected as the Bowman backcross-derived line (2). Agronomic differences between Bowman and its backcross-derived line for cer-zf.70, BW162, were not observed (2).

Origin of mutant:

An ethylene imine induced mutant in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (4).

Mutational events:

cer-zf.70 (NGB 110954, GSHO 453) in Bonus (NGB 14657, 189763) (3).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-zf.70 in Bonus (NGB 110954, GSHO 453); cer-zf.70 in Bowman (PI 483237)*3 (GSHO 2198); cer-zf.70 in Bowman*4 (BW162, NGB 21994).


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. 2011. Genetic dissection of barley morphology and development. Plant Physiol. 155:617-627.

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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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


U. Lundqvist. 1975. Barley Genet. Newsl. 5:142.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:376.
U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2012. Barley Genet. Newsl. 42:516.