International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 95, Albino seedling 13, abo13

BGN  26:134
Stock number: BGS 95
Locus name: Albino seedling 13
Locus symbol: abo13

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Albino seedling e = alb,,e (1).
Albino seedling p = alb,,p (2).


Monofactorial recessive (1, 2).
Located in chromosome 2HL (2); abo13.p is located about 1.2 cM from the msg2 (male sterile genetic 2) locus (2).


Seedlings have a white color and die at the two to three leaf stage (1). The abo13.p gene must be maintained as a heterozygous stock.

Origin of mutant:

A spontaneous mutant in Titan (CIho 7055) (1).

Mutational events:

abo13.p (GSHO 585) in Titan (CIho 7055) (1, 2); 12 additional mutants isolated in the progeny of diethyl sulfate treated msg2 plants (generated from a cross to a balanced tertiary trisomic stock) crossed to Arivat (CIho 7543) (3, 4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

abo13.p (GSHO 585) in Titan.


1. Rahman, M.M. 1973. Balanced male sterile-lethals systems for hybrid barley production. Ph.D. Thesis. Montana State Univ., Bozeman.
2. Rahman, M.M., and R.F. Eslick. 1976. Linkage of spontaneous mutant seedling lethal genes with genetic male sterile genes. Barley Genet. Newsl. 6:53-58.
3. Ramage, R.T., and J.M. Jones. 1975. Induction of mutations for seedling lethality on chromosome 2. Barley Genet. Newsl. 5:44-45.
4. Ramage, R.T., and M.P. Scoles. 1979. Allele tests of seedling lethal mutants on chromosome 2. Barley Genet. Newsl. 9:78-79.


J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:134.