International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks
BGS 453, Few roots 1, fer1
Stock number: BGS 453
Locus name: Few roots 1
Locus symbol: fer1
Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:
Monofactorial recessive (1).
Location is unknown.
Mutant plants produce one to three seminal roots as six-day old seedlings while normal segregates produce four to nine seminal roots. Older plants grown in gravel do not develop a secondary root system (1). Older plants are phenotypically normal, but inclined to overturn or lodge easily (1).
Origin of mutant:
An ethyl methanesulfonate induced mutant in Bomi Abed (NGB 5096, PI 43371) (1).
fer1.a (GSHO 2538, 2076/04-10) in Bomi Abed (NGB 5096, PI 43371) (1).
Mutant used for description and seed stocks:
fer1.a (GSHO 2538, 2076/04-10) in Bomi Abed.
1. Linde-Laursen, I. Barley mutant with few roots. Barley Genet. Newsl. 7:43-45.
I. Linde-Laursen. 1978. Barley Genet. Newsl. 8:162.
J.D. Franckowiak and U. Lundqvist. 2014. Barley Genet. Newsl. 44:162.
J.D. Franckowiak and U. Lundqvist. 2016. Barley Genet. Newsl. 46:112.