International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 466, Male sterile genetic 29, msg29

BGN  45:176
Stock number: BGS 466
Locus name: Male sterile genetic 29
Locus symbol: msg29

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Male sterile a = msg,,a (3).
Male sterile = 63msx1 and 63msx2 (ms-aa) (4).


Monofactorial recessive (3).
Located in chromosome 5HL (1); msg29.a is about 22.7 cM from the raw1 (smooth awn 1) locus (1).


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

A spontaneous mutant in Ackermans MGZ (CIho 11491) (4).

Mutational events:

msg29.a (MSS069, GSHO 2381) in Ackermans MGZ (CIho 11491) (2, 5); msg29.aa in Ackermans MGZ (MSS070) (3, 5).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

msg29.a (GSHO 2381) in Ackermans MGZ; msg29.a in Bowman (PI 483237)*7 (GSHO 2140, BW564, NGB 24133).


1. Franckowiak, J.D. 1991. Association of male sterility genes with a specific chromosome using multiple marker stocks. Barley Genet. Newsl. 20:31-36.

2. Hockett, E.A. 1979. The genetic male sterile barley collection. Barley Genet. Newsl. 9:124-128.

3. Hockett, E.A., and R.F. Eslick. 1971. Genetic male sterile genes useful in hybrid barley production. p. 298-307. In R.A. Nilan (ed.) Barley Genetics II. Proc. Second Int. Barley Genet. Symp., Pullman, WA, 1969. Washington State Univ. Press, Pullman.

4. Hockett, E.A., R.F. Eslick, D.A. Reid, and G.A. Wiebe. 1968. Genetic male sterility in barley. II. Available spring and winter stocks. Crop Sci. 8:754-755.

5. Hockett, E.A., and D.A. Reid. 1981. Spring and winter genetic male-sterile barley stocks. Crop Sci. 21:655-659.


E.A. Hockett. 1986. Barley Genet. Newsl. 16:47.


E.A. Hockett. 1991. Barley Genet. Newsl. 20:94.
J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:413.
J.D. Franckowiak. 2015. Barley Genet. Newsl. 45:176.