International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 537, Eceriferum-yz, cer-yz

BGN  44:173
Stock number: BGS 537
Locus name: Eceriferum-yz
Locus symbol: cer-yz

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Located in chromosomes 1H or 5H (1); cer-yz.1452 is associated with SNP markers 2_1067 to 1_0520 (positions 3.18 to 82.35 cM) in 1H bins 01 to 08 and with SNP markers 1_1048 to 2_0713 (positions 46.35 to 101.69 cM) in 5H bins 03 to 06 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW155 (1).


Surface wax coating on the spike, leaf sheath, and stem appears slightly reduced (wax code + + ++) (4). The Bowman backcross-derived line for cer-yz.1452, BW155, and Bowman were agronomically similar except BW155 headed slightly later and its kernels were about 10% lighter (2).

Origin of mutant:

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

Mutational events:

cer-yz.1452 (NGB 112340, GSHO 1557), -yz.1453 (NGB 112341) in Bonus (NGB14657, PI 189763) (4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-yz.1452 (NGB 112340, GSHO 1557) in Bonus; cer-yz.1452 in Bowman (PI 483237)*2 (GSHO 2226); cer-yz.1452 in Bowman*3 (BW155, NGB 21987).


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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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 Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).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. 1985. Stock list for the eceriferum mutants VII. Barley Genet. Newsl. 15:89-93.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:464.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2014. Barley Genet. Newsl. 44:137.