International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 449, Eceriferum-yf, cer-yf

BGN  44:160
Stock number: BGS 449
Locus name: Eceriferum-yf
Locus symbol: cer-yf

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Located in chromosome 7H (1); cer-yf.652 is associated with SNP markers 1_0394 to 1_0531 (positions 107.44 to 116.68 cM) in 7H bin 07 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW137 (1), near the centromere in 7H bin 07.


Surface wax coating on the leaf blade is reduced (wax code ++ ++ +) (4). Plants of the Bowman backcross-derived line for cer-yf.652, BW137, had slightly pale green leaf blades, headed 3 to 5 days later, and had 2 to 5 more kernels per spike (2). BW137 plants were slightly shorter than Bowman. Kernels of BW137 were 10 to 20% lighter, and grain yields were 1/2 to 2/3 of those for Bowman (2).

Origin of mutant:

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

Mutational events:

cer-yf.652 (NGB 111540, GSHO 1539), -yf.804 (NGB 111692) in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-yf.652 (NGB 111540, GSHO 1539) in Bonus; cer-yf.652 in Bowman (PI 483237)*3 (GSHO 2212); cer-yf.652 in Bowman*5 (BW137, NGB 20543).


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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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 Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).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. 1973. Stock list for the eceriferum mutants II. Barley Genet. Newsl. 3:110-112.


U. Lundqvist. 1975. Barley Genet. Newsl. 5:167.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:401.
U. Lundqvist. 2007. Barley Genet. Newsl. 37:271.
U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2014. Barley Genet. Newsl. 44:160.