International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 440, Eceriferum-zw, cer-zw

BGN  26:392
Stock number: BGS 440
Locus name: Eceriferum-zw
Locus symbol: cer-zw

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (2).
Location is unknown.


Surface wax coating on the spike, leaf sheath, and stem appears reduced (wax code + + ++), and the leaf sheath and stem have alternating, broad horizontal bands of waxless and wax covered zones (zebra-like stripes) (2).

Origin of mutant:

An ethyl methanesulfonate induced mutant in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (1).

Mutational events:

cer-zw.286 (NGB 111173, GSHO 1530) in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (2).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-zw.286 (NGB 111173, GSHO 1530) in Foma; cer-zw.286 in Bowman (PI 483237)*2 (GSHO 2208); cer-zw.286 in Bowman*3 (BW178, NGB 22010).


1. Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).

2. 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. 5:158.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:392.