International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 540, Eceriferum-xc, cer-xc

BGN  44:176
Stock number: BGS 540
Locus name: Eceriferum-xc
Locus symbol: cer-xc

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Located in chromosome 1H likely (1); cer-xc.1371 is associated with SNP markers 2_0479 to 2_1126 (positions 0.54 to 110.10 cM) in 1H bins 01 to10 of Bowman backcross-derived line BW129 (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-xc.1371, BW129, headed two to four later than Bowman and had kernels that were 5 to 10% lighter (2).

Origin of mutant:

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

Mutational events:

cer-xc.1371 (NGB 112259, GSHO 1560), -xc.1457 (NGB 112345) in Bonus (NGB14657, PI 189763) (4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-xc.1371 (NGB 112259, GSHO 1560) in Bonus; cer-xc.1371 in Bowman (PI 483237)*2 (GSHO 2229); cer-xc.1371 in Bowman*4 (BW129, NGB 20535).


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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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 Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).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. 26:467.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2014. Barley Genet. Newsl. 44:176.