International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 541, Eceriferum-xd, cer-xd

BGN  44:177
Stock number: BGS 541
Locus name: Eceriferum-xd
Locus symbol: cer-xd

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Located in chromosome 4H or 5HL (1); cer-xd.1455 is associated with donor parent SNP markers in two large segments, 2_0289 to 2_1332 (positions 69.62 to 112.64 cM) in 4H bins 05 to 07 and 2_0884 to 1_0310 (positions 210.59 to 286.68 cM) in 5H bins 11 to 15 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW130 (1).


Surface wax coating on the spike, leaf sheath, and stem is reduced (wax code + + ++) (4). Plants of the Bowman backcross-derived line for cer-xd.1455, BW130, appeared to have extra surface wax on their nodes (2). BW130 plants headed up to 3 days later than Bowman and were about 10% shorter. Most of the height reduction was caused by short peduncles. Kernels of BW130 were slightly shorter and 10 to 20% lighter than those of Bowman. Grain yields of BW130 were about 2/3 of those for Bowman (2).

Origin of mutant:

A sodium azide induced mutant in Bonus (NGB14657, PI 189763) (3).

Mutational events:

cer-xd.1455 (NGB112343, GSHO 1561), -xd.1492 (NGB 112380) in Bonus (NGB14657, PI 189763) (4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-xd.1455 (NGB 112343, GSHO 1561) in Bonus; cer-xd.1455 in Bowman (PI 483237)*2 (GSHO 2230); cer-xd.1455 in Bowman*4 (BW130, NGB 20536).


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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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. Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).

4. Lundqvist, U., and D. von Wettstein. 1988. Stock list for the eceriferum mutants VIII. Barley Genet. Newsl. 18:88-91.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:468.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2014. Barley Genet. Newsl. 44:177.