International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 270, Albino seedling 14, abo14

BGN  26:250
Stock number: BGS 270
Locus name: Albino seedling 14
Locus symbol: abo14

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Albino seedling f = alb,,f (3).
Albino seedling q = alb,,q (4).


Monofactorial recessive (3, 4).
Located in chromosome 6HL (1, 2); abo14.q is about 12.5 cM distal from the rob1 (orange lemma 1) locus (2); abo14.q is about 8.1 cM distal from the sex1 (shrunken endosperm xenia 1) locus (1).


Seedlings have a white color and die at the two to three leaf stage (3). The abo14.q gene must be maintained as a heterozygous stock.

Origin of mutant:

A spontaneous mutant in Shabet (CIho 13827) (3).

Mutational events:

abo14.q (G365, GSHO 586) in Shabet (CIho 13827) (3, 4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

abo14.q (GSHO 586) in Shabet.


1. 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.
2. Kasha, K.J., D.E. Falk, and A. Ho-Tsai. 1978. Linkage data with genes on chromosome 6. Barley Genet. Newsl. 8:61-65.
3. Rahman, M.M. 1973. Balanced male sterile-lethals systems for hybrid barley production. Ph.D. Thesis. Montana State Univ., Bozeman.
4. 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 and D.E. Falk. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:250.