International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 558, Breviaristatum-q, ari-q

BGN  44:188
Stock number: BGS 558
Locus name: Breviaristatum-q
Locus symbol: ari-q

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Breviaristatum-271 = ari-271 (3).


Monofactorial recessive (3).
Location in chromosome 4H (1); ari-q.280 is associated with SNP markers 2_0289 to 1_0588 (positions 69.62 to 130.65 cM) in 4H bins 05 to 09 of the Bowman backcrossed-derived line BW055 (1).


The spike is short with irregular placement of spikelets. Awns are about 3/4 normal length. Lateral spikelets are missing from a few basal rachis nodes and two awns occur occasionally on the terminal spikelet (3). Compared to Bowman, plants of the Bowman backcross-derived line for ari-q.280, BW055, headed 3 to 4 days later, were 15 to 20% shorter, and had 2 to 4 fewer kernels per spike. Kernels of BW055 weighed less, 52 vs. 59 mg, than those of Bowman, the grain yields of BW055 were about 25% lower (2).

Origin of mutant:

An ethyl methanesulfonate induced mutant in Kristina (NGB 14661, NGB 1500) (3).

Mutational events:

ari-q.271 (NGB 119347), -q.280 (NGB 116094, GSHO 1665), -q.281 (NGB 116097) in Kristina (NGB 14661, NGB 1500) (3, 4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

ari-q.280 (NGB 116094, GSHO 1665) in Kristina; ari-q.280 in Bowman (PI 483237)*4 (GSHO 2164); ari-q.280 in Bowman*7 (BW055, NGB 20463).


1. Druka, A., J. Franckowiak, U. Lundqvist, N. Bonar, J. Alexander, K. Houston, S. Radovic, F. Shahinnia, V. Vendramin, M. Morgante, N. Stein, and R. Waugh. 2011. Genetic dissection of barley morphology and development. Plant Physiol. 155:617-627.

2. Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).

3. Kucera, J., U. Lundqvist, and Å. Gustafsson. 1975. Inheritance of breviaristatum mutants in barley. Hereditas 80:263-278.

4. Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:484.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2014. Barley Genet. Newsl. 44:188.