International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 451, Eceriferum-yh, cer-yh

BGN  26:403
Stock number: BGS 451
Locus name: Eceriferum-yh
Locus symbol: cer-yh

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (3).
Located in chromosome 3HS (1); cer-yh.116 is based on linkage drag with the Btr1 (Brittle rachis 1) locus (1).


Surface wax coating on the spike appears absent (wax code - ++ ++) (3). Mutant plants are semi-sterile, heading is delayed, and lateral spikelets have a pointed apex. In the Bowman backcross-derived line, seed set is low because few hairs develop on the stigma. Although the anthers are slightly malformed, male fertility is good.

Origin of mutant:

An X-ray induced mutant in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (2).

Mutational events:

cer-yh.116 (NGB 111001, GSHO 1541), -yh.654 (NGB 111542) in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (3).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-yh.116 (NGB 111001, GSHO 1541) in Bonus; cer-yh.116 in Bowman (PI 483237)*5 (GSHO 1947, BW139, NGB 20545).


1. Franckowiak, J.D. 1995. Notes on linkage drag in Bowman backcross derived lines of spring barley. Barley Genet. Newsl. 24:63-70.

2. Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).

3. Lundqvist, U., and D. von Wettstein. 1973. Stock list for the eceriferum mutants II. Barley Genet. Newsl. 3:110-112.


U. Lundqvist. 1975. Barley Genet. Newsl. 5:169.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:403.