International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 594, Anthocyanin-deficient 3, ant3

BGN  29:82
Stock number: BGS 594
Locus name: Anthocyanin-deficient 3
Locus symbol: ant3

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Exrubrum = rub (1).


Monofactorial recessive (3).
Location is unknown.


There is no anthocyanin pigmentation in the vegetative parts of the mutant plants except for the lemmas. Slight anthocyanin pigmentation has been observed in the lemmas of the mutant grains. All three mutant alleles have short stems and are late in development compared to the mother varieties (2, 4).
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Origin of mutant:

A neutron induced mutant in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (2).

Mutational events:

ant3.5, ant3.8 (NGB 114557, GSHO 1641) in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (2, 4); ant3.39 (NGB 114594) in Kristina (NGB 14661, NGB 1500) (2, 4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

ant3.5 (NGB 114556, GSHO 1641) in Bonus.


1. Gustafsson Å.Å., A. Hagberg, U. Lundqvist, and G. Persson. 1969. A proposed system of symbols for the collection of barley mutants at Svalöv. Hereditas 62:409-414.

2. Jende-Strid, B. 1978. Mutations affecting flavonoid synthesis in barley. Carlsberg Res. Commun. 43:265-273.

3. Jende-Strid, B. 1984. Coordinator's report: Anthocyanin genes. Barley Genet. Newsl. 14:76-79.

4. Jende-Strid, B., and U. Lundqvist. 1978. Diallelic tests of anthocyanin-deficient mutants. Barley Genet. Newsl. 8:57-59.


B. Jende-Strid. 1999. Barley Genet. Newsl. 29:82.