International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 385, Male sterile genetic 24, msg24

BGN  48:132.
Stock number: BGS 385
Locus name: Male sterile genetic 24
Locus symbol: msg24

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Male sterile v = msg,,v (6, 7).
Male sterile 24 = ms24 (3, 6).


Monofactorial recessive (6).
Located in chromosome 4HL (6); msg24.v is over 11.0 cM proximal from the Blx1 (Non-blue aleurone xenia 1) locus (9-10); the plant of the Bowman backcross-derived line for msg24.v stock, BW559, evaluated for SNP markers did not have any deviant markers in 4H from those of Bowman (2).


Selfing - none (3, 6).
Outcrossing - complete female fertility (6).
Stamens - anthers smaller than fertile sibs, no stomium or filament elongation (4).
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Origin of mutant:

A spontaneous mutant in Betzes (PI 129430) (7).

Mutational events:

msg24.j (MSS078) in Betzes/Domen (CIho 13639) (7); msg24.v (MSS089, GSHO 2376) in Betzes (PI 129430 (7, 8); msg24.ak in Betzes (MSS302) (3, 7); in Betzes (MSS305) (3, 8); (MSS312) in OAC21 (CIho 1470), msg24.bc in Betzes (MSS317) (4, 8); msg24.hg (MSS460) in an unknown cultivar (1, 5).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

msg24.v (GSHO 2376) in Betzes; msg24.v in Bowman (PI 483237, NGB 22812)*7 (GSHO 2018, BW559, NGB


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