International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 360, Male sterile genetic 4, msg4

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Stock number: BGS 360
Locus name: Male sterile genetic 4
Locus symbol: msg4

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Male sterile 4 = ms4 (2).


Monofactorial recessive (2).
Located in chromosome 1H (3); is near the centromere (3); is associated with SNP markers 2_0617 to 1_0552 (positions 50.96 to 88.33 cM) in 1H bins 05 to 08 of a heterozygous plant from the Bowman backcross-derived stock BW576 (1).


Selfing - none (2).
Outcrossing - complete female fertility (2).
Stamens - anthers smaller than fertile sib, no stomium or filament elongation (5).
Pollen - non-staining, shrunken, and no normal grains (5).
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Origin of mutant:

A spontaneous mutant in Freja (NGB 1485, CIho 7130) (5).

Mutational events: (MSS052, GSHO 2392) in Freja (NGB 1485, CIho 7130) (2, 4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks: (GSHO 2392) in Freja; in Bowman (PI 483237)*7 (GSHO 2043, BW576, NGB 23438).


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 Physiology 155:617-627.

2. Hockett, E.A., and R.F. Eslick. 1968. Genetic male sterility in barley. I. Nonallelic genes. Crop Sci. 8:218-220.

3. Hockett, E.A., and R.F. Eslick. 1971. Genetic male-sterile genes useful in hybrid barley production. p. 298-307. In R.A. Nilan (ed.) Barley Genetics II. Proc. Second Int. Barley Genet. Symp., Pullman, WA, 1969. Washington State Univ. Press, Pullman.

4. Hockett, E.A., and D.A. Reid. 1981. Spring and winter genetic male-sterile barley stocks. Crop Sci. 21:655-659.

5. Roath, W.W., and E.A. Hockett. 1971. Genetic male sterility in barley. III. Pollen and anther characteristics. Crop Sci. 11:200-203.


E.A. Hockett. 1971. Barley Genet. Newsl. 1:177-178.


J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:308.
J.D. Franckowiak. 2010. Barley Genet. Newsl. 40:100.
J.D. Franckowiak. 2015. Barley Genet. Newsl. 45:132.