International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 329, Breviaristatum-h, ari-h

BGN  48:124
Stock number: BGS 329
Locus name: Breviaristatum-h
Locus symbol: ari-h

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Breviaristatum-127 = ari-127 (4, 5).
Short awn 11 = lk11 (6).


Monofactorial recessive (5).
Located in chromosome 5HL (2); ari-h.127 is very close to the raw1 (smooth awn 1) locus based on linkage drag (2). ). The SNP marker data for Bowman backcross-derived stock for ari-h.127 (BW046, NGB20454) is incorrect as the heterogeneity pattern in 2H does not match that associated with other mutants in 2H induced in the cultivar Foma. Instead the pattern matches a mutant induced in Glenn, cur5.h (BGS 231) (3).


Awns are about 3/4 normal length, but plant height is normal (5). Phenotypic comparisons of BW046 with Bowman indicate the Bowman backcross-derived seed stock used for ari-h.127 was incorrect (3).

Origin of mutant:

An ethylene imine induced mutant in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (5).

Mutational events:

ari-h.127 (NGB 115939, GSHO 1656) in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (5).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

ari-h.127 (NGB115939, GSHO 1656) in Foma; ari-h.127 in Bowman (PI 483237,
NGB 22812)*6 (GSHO 2125) is a correct stock.


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. 1995. Notes on linkage drag in Bowman backcross derived lines of spring barley. Barley Genet. Newsl. 24:63-70.
3. Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).
4. Gustafsson, 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.
5. Kucera, J., U. Lundqvist, and Å. Gustafsson. 1975. Inheritance of breviaristatum mutants in barley. Hereditas 80:263-278.
6. Tsuchiya, T. 1974. Allelic relationships of genes for short-awned mutants in barley. Barley Genet. Newsl. 4:80-81.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:277.


J.D. Franckowiak and U. Lundqvist. 2018. Barley Genet. Newsl. 48:124.