International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 602, Anthocyanin-rich 20, ant20

BGN  29:93
Stock number: BGS 602
Locus name: Anthocyanin-rich 20
Locus symbol: ant20

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Rubrum = rub (1).


Monofactorial recessive ( 3, 5).
Location is unknown.


Compared to their mother varieties, mutant plants synthesize an increased amount of anthocyanin in their vegetative parts. All mutant alleles develop bright red anthocyanin pigmentation in the awns. (2, 4).
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Origin of mutant:

A neutron induced mutant in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (2).

Mutational events:

ant20.1104 (NGB 114602, GSHO 1633), 20.1106 (NGB 114604) in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (3); ant20.1114 in Gunhild (NGB 13690) (5).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

ant20.1104 (NGB 114602, GSHO 1633) in Foma.


1. Gustafsson, ÅÅ., A. Hagberg, U. Lundqvist, and G. Persson. 1969. A proposed system of symbols for the collection of barley mutants at Svalöv. Hereditas 62:409-414.

2. Jende-Strid, B. 1978. Mutations affecting flavonoid synthesis in barley. Carlsberg Res. Commun. 43:265-273.

3. Jende-Strid, B. 1984. Coordinator's report: Anthocyanin genes. Barley Genet. Newsl. 14:76-79.

4. Jende-Strid, B. 1993. Genetic control of flavonoid biosynthesis in barley. Hereditas 119:187-204.

5. Jende-Strid, B. 1995. Coordinator's report: Anthocyanin genes. Barley Genet. Newsl. 24:162-165.


B. Jende-Strid. 1999. Barley Genet. Newsl. 29:93.