International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 573, Erectoides-zc, ert-zc

BGN  45:206
Stock number: BGS 573
Locus name: Erectoides-zc
Locus symbol: ert-zc

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Erectoides-149 = ert-149 (3).


Monofactorial recessive (3).
Located probably in chromosome 7HS (1); ert-zc.149 is associated with SNP markers 2_0722 to 1_0056 (positions 23.45 to 51.93 cM) in 7H bins 2 to 4 and with SNP markers 1_1497 to 2_0545 (positions 237.41 to 244.39 cM) in 5H bin 12 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW332 (1).


Spikes are semicompact and plants are semidwarf (3/4 normal height). The basal rachis internode is slightly elongated (3). Compared to Bowman, plants of the backcross-derived line for ert-zc.149, BW332, were about 10 cm shorter, peduncles were 4 to 8 cm shorter, and rachis internodes were 10 to 20% shorter. BW332 plants headed 2 to 3 days later than Bowman plants. Kernels of BW332 weighed 5 to 10% less than those of Bowman, but both lines had similar grain yields (2).

Origin of mutant:

An ethylene oxide induced mutant in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (3).

Mutational events:

ert-zc.149 (NGB 112748, GSHO 503) in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (3).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

ert-zc.149 (NGB 112748, GSHO 503) in Bonus; ert-zc.149 in Bowman (PI 483237)*3 (GSHO 2263); ert-zc.149 in Bowman*4 (BW332, NGB 22127).


1. Druka, A., J. Franckowiak, U. Lundqvist, N. Bonar, J. Alexander, K. Houston, S. Radovic, F. Shahinnia, V. Vendrarnin, 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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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 Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).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. 26:499.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2015. Barley Genet. Newsl. 45:206.