International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 572, Erectoides-zb, ert-zb

BGN  45:205
Stock number: BGS 572
Locus name: Erectoides-zb
Locus symbol: ert-zb

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Erectoides-132 = ert-132 (3).


Monofactorial recessive (3).
Located in chromosome 7HL (1); ert-zb.132 is associated with SNP markers 2_0824 to 2_1363 (positions 146.97 to 198.70 cM) in 7H bins 9 to 12 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW331 (1).


Plants are 3/4 normal height and spikes tend to emerge prematurely (3). Compared to Bowman, plants of the backcross-derived line for ert-zb.132, BW331, headed 2 to 4 days later and were 15 to 20% shorter. Peduncles were 2/3 normal length and rachis internodes were about 10% shorter. Kernel weights for BW331 averaged 15% less than those of Bowman, 5.1 vs.5.8 mg, and grain yields were about 25% lower (2).

Origin of mutant:

A diepoxybutane induced mutant in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (3).

Mutational events:

ert-zb.132 (NGB 112731, GSHO 502) in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (3).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

ert-zb.132 (NGB 112731, GSHO 502) in Bonus; ert-zb.132 in Bowman (PI 483237)*5 (GSHO 2262, BW331, NGB 22126).


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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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 Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:498.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2015. Barley Genet. Newsl. 45:205.