International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 443, Eceriferum-zz, cer-zz

BGN  44:159
Stock number: BGS 443
Locus name: Eceriferum-zz
Locus symbol: cer-zz

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Chromosomal location is unknown (1); cer-zz.615 is associated with SNP markers from its donor in many chromosomes, but the largest ones are in chromosomes 3HL, 6H, and 7HS (1) in the Bowman backcrossed derived line BW181.


Surface wax coating on the leaf blade appears absent (wax code ++ ++ -) (4). The Bowman backcross-derived line for cer-zz.615, BW181, was similar to Bowman, except kernels were slightly heavier (2).

Origin of mutant:

An ethyl methanesulfonate induced mutant in Foma (NGB14659, CIho 11333) (3).

Mutational events:

cer-zz.615 (NGB 111503, GSHO 1533) in Foma (NGB14659, CIho 11333) (4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-zz.615 (NGB 111503, GSHO 1533) in Foma; cer-zz.615 in Bowman (PI 483237)*2 (GSHO 2210); cer-zz.615 in Bowman *4 (BW181, NGB 22013).


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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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 Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).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. 5:161.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:395.
U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2014. Barley Genet. Newsl. 44:159.