International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 37, Xantha seedling 9, xnt9

BGN  26:86
Stock number: BGS 37
Locus name: Xantha seedling 9
Locus symbol: xnt9

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Albino seedling d = alb,,d (1).
Xantha seedling i = xan,,i (2).


Monofactorial recessive (1, 2).
Located in chromosome 7HL (2); xnt9.i is over 7.4 cM from the msg23 (male sterile genetic 23) locus (2).


Seedlings have a yellow color and die at the two to three leaf stage (1). The xnt9.i gene must be maintained as a heterozygous stock.
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Origin of mutant:

A spontaneous mutant in Erbet (CIho 13826) (1).

Mutational events:

xnt9.i (GSHO 584) in Erbet (CIho 13826) (1).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

xnt9.i (GSHO 584) in Erbet.


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.


J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:86.