International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 534, Eceriferum-yu, cer-yu

BGN  48:157
Stock number: BGS 534
Locus name: Eceriferum-yu
Locus symbol: cer-yu

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Located probably in chromosome 1H (1); cer-yu.159 is associated in centromeric region with SNP markers between 1_0275 to 2_1126 (positions 63.72 to 110.10 cM) in 1H bins 06 to 10 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW152 (1), but small donor parent segments are also retained in 3HL (SNP markers 2_0523 to 1_0754 at positions 173.82 to 190.87) and in 4HL (SNP markers 2_0765 to 2_0384 at positions127.80 to 133.98) of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW152 (1).


Surface wax coating on the leaf blade appears absent only on upper leaves (wax code
++ ++ -) (3). Mutant plants have slightly coiled awns. The Bowman backcross-derived line for cer-yu.159 (BS152) is weak in the field and has short leaves, but these traits were not as obvious in greenhouse grown plants. The peduncles of BW152 were about 2/3 of normal length, and rachis internodes were slightly shorter. Kernels of BW152 were slightly shorter and thinner, and their weights were about 1/4 lower. Grain yields of BW152 were less than half those of Bowman (2).

Origin of mutant:

A neutron induced mutant in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (3).

Mutational events:

cer-yu.158 (NGB 111044), -yu.159 (NGB 111045, GSHO 1554), -yu.174 (NGB 111060), -yu.992 (NGB 111880), -yu.1799 (NGB117347) in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763), -yu.1168 (NGB 112056), -yu.1170 (NGB 112058) in Kristina (NGB 14661, NGB 1500) (4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-yu.159 (NGB 111045, GSHO 1554) in Bonus; cer-yu.159 in Bowman (PI 483237, NGB 22812)*3 (GSHO 2224); cer-yu.159 in Bowman*4 (BW152, NGB 21984).


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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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. Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).
4. Lundqvist, U., and D. von Wettstein. 1985. Stock list for the eceriferum mutants VII. Barley Genet. Newsl. 15:89-93.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:461.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2010. Barley Genet. Newsl. 40:127.
U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2018. Barley Genet. Newsl. 48:157.