International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 531, Eceriferum-yr, cer-yr

BGN  44:171
Stock number: BGS 531
Locus name: Eceriferum-yr
Locus symbol: cer-yr

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Located in chromosome 5HL (1); cer-yr.492 is associated with SNP markers 1_0622 to 1_0477 (positions 158.46 to 173.49 cM) in 5H bins 09 to 10 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW149 (1).


Surface wax coating on the spike appears greatly reduced or absent, and surface wax coating on the leaf sheath and stem is reduced (wax code -/+ + ++) (4). Nodes are glossy and appear to lack surface wax (2). Kernels of the Bowman backcross-derived line for cer-yr.492, BW149 were slightly smaller and lighter than those of Bowman. Except for surface waxes, BW149, and Bowman were agronomically and morphologically in other characters similar (2).

Origin of mutant:

An ethylene imine induced mutant in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (3).

Mutational events:

cer-yr.492 (NGB 111380, GSHO 1551) in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333), -yr.1418 (NGB 112306) in Bonus ( NGB 14657, PI 189763) (4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-yr.492 (NGB 111380, GSHO 1551) in Foma; cer-yr.492 in Bowman (PI 483237)*5 (BW149, NGB20555).


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. 2010. 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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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 Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).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. 26:458.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2013. Barley Genet. Newsl. 43:155.
U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2014. Barley Genet. Newsl. 44:171.