International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 560, Erectoides-f, ert-f

BGN  48:162
Stock number: BGS 560
Locus name: Erectoides-f
Locus symbol: ert-f

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Erectoides-18 = ert-18 (3).


Monofactorial recessive, but some partial dominance is expressed (3, 6).
Located in chromosome 1H (1); ert-f.18 is associated with SNP markers 2_0617 to 2_1361 (positions 50.96 to 82.35 cM) in 1H bins 05 to 08 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW308 (1).


Spikes are semicompact with average rachis internode length values from 2.2 to 2.6 mm. Culm length is about 5/6 of normal (6). Sterile lateral spikelets of ert-f plants are larger than those of normal sibs, but apices are rounded. Plants of the Bowman backcross-derived line gfor ertt-f.18 (BW308) had an average rachis internode length of 3.4 vs. 4.4 mm for Bowman. Kernels of BW308 were slightly wider and shorter than those of Bowman, and grain yields were slightly lower (2).

Origin of mutant:

An X-ray induced mutant in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (3).

Mutational events:

ert-f.18 (NGB 112620, GSHO 478) in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (4); ert-f.86 (NGB 112685), -f.145 (NGB 112744) in Bonus (5).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

ert-f.18 (NGB 112620, GSHO 478) in Bonus; ert-f.18 in Bowman (PI 483237, NGB 22812)*6 (GSHO 2004, BW308, NGB 22104).


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. 2010. Genetic dissection of barley morphology and development. Plant Physiol:155:617-627.
2. Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).
3. Hagberg, A. 1958. Cytogenetik einger Gerstenmutanten. Züchter 28:32-36.
4. Hagberg, A., Å. Gustafsson, and L. Ehrenberg. 1958. Sparsely contra densely ionizing radiations and the origin of erectoid mutants in barley. Hereditas 44:523‑530.
5. Hagberg, A., G. Persson, and A. Wiberg. 1963. Induced mutations in the improvement of self-pollinated crops. p. 105-124. In E. Åkerberg and A. Hagberg (eds.) Recent Plant Breeding Research. Svalöf 1946-1961. Almqvist & Wiksell, Stockholm.
6. Persson, G., and A. Hagberg. 1969. Induced variation in a quantitative character in barley. Morphology and cytogenetics of erectoides mutants. Hereditas 61:115-178.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:486.


J.D. Franckowiak and U. Lundqvist. 2010. Barley Genet. Newsl. 40:133.
U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2018. Barley Genet. Newsl. 48:162.