International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 680, Breviaristatum-v, ari-v

BGN  41:202
Stock number: BGS 680
Locus name: Breviaristatum-v
Locus symbol: ari-v

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Breviaristatum-137 = ari.137 (3).


Monofactorial recessive (3).
Located in chromosome 5HS (1); ari-v.137 is associated with SNP markers 2_1065 to 2_0265 (positions about 40.91 to 94.02 cM) in 5H bins 02 to 04 of Bowman backcrossed-derived line BW026 (1).


The mutant was selected as having slight shorter awns with weak calcariodes expression compared to the parental line Foma and a slight increase in plant height (3). The Bowman backcross-derived line for ari-v.137, BW026, was about 15% taller than Bowman, approximately 99 vs. 87 cm (2). The awns were 1 to 3 cm shorter than those of Bowman. Kernels of BW026 were 15% longer than those of Bowman and weighed 5 to 10% more. Grain yields of BW026 were similar to those of Bowman, but their test weights were slightly lower (2).

Origin of mutant:

An N-methyl-N-nitrosourea induced mutant in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (3, 4).

Mutational events:

ari-v.137 (NGB 115947) in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (3, 4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

ari-v.137 (NGB 115947) in Foma; ari-v.137 via ND15006 in Bowman (PI 483237)*5 (BW026, NGB 20412).


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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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. Kucera, J., U. Lundqvist, and Å. Gustafsson. 1975. Inheritance of breviaristatum mutants in barley. Hereditas 80:263-278.

4. Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).


J.D. Franckowiak and U. Lundqvist. 2011. Barley Genet. Newsl. 41:202.