International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 271, Albino seedling 15, abo15

BGN  26:251
Stock number: BGS 271
Locus name: Albino seedling 15
Locus symbol: abo15

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Albino seedling t = alb,,t (2).


Monofactorial recessive (2).
Located in chromosome 6HS (1, 2); abo15.t is over 28.9 cM distal from the msg6 (male sterile genetic 6) locus (2); abo15.t is over 39.0 cM distal from the rob1 (orange lemma 1) locus (2).


Seedlings have a white color and die at the two to three leaf stage (1). The abo15.t gene must be maintained as a heterozygous stock.
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Origin of mutant:

A diethyl sulfate induced mutant in a stock of Betzes (PI 129430) that was trisomic for chromosome 6 (1).

Mutational events:

abo15.t in Betzes trisomic for chromosome 6 (1).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

abo15.t in Betzes trisomic for chromosome 6.


1. Clark, D.R., and R.T. Ramage. 1976. An induced albino mutation on chromosome 6. Barley Genet. Newsl. 6:8-9.

2. Falk, D.E., M.J. Swartz, and K.J. Kasha. 1980. Linkage data with genes near the centromere of barley chromosome 6. Barley Genet. Newsl. 10:13-16.


J.D. Franckowiak and D.E. Falk. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:251.