International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 524, Eceriferum-yk, cer-yk

BGN  44:167
Stock number: BGS 524
Locus name: Eceriferum-yk
Locus symbol: cer-yk

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (4).
Located in chromosome 7HL (1); cer-yk.627 is associated with SNP markers 2_0385 to 1_0861 (positions 152.29 to 183.9 cM) in 7H bins 09 to 11 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW142 (1).


Surface wax coating on the spike, leaf sheath, and stem appears reduced (wax code + + ++) (4). The original stock has narrow leaves, a lax spike, and extra wax coating on the kernels. Plants of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW142 seemed to lack surface wax on the nodes (glossy node) (2). Compared to Bowman, plants of the Bowman backcross-derived line for cer-yk.627, BW142, are 10 to 15% shorter and rachis internodes were slightly longer. BW142 had slightly narrower leaf blades and kernels. Kernel weights were 10 to 15% less and grain yields were 30 to 50% lower than those for Bowman (2).

Origin of mutant:

A neutron induced mutant in Bonus ( NGB 14657, PI 189763) (3).

Mutational events:

cer-yk.627 (NGB 111515, GSHO 1544) in Bonus (NGB 14657, PI 189763) (4).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

cer-yk.627 (NGB 111515, GSHO 1544) in Bonus; cer-yk.627 in Bowman (PI 483237)*4 (GSHO 2215); cer-yk.627 in Bowman*7 (BW142, NGB 20548).


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 Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).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 Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).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. 1982. Stock list for the eceriferum mutants VI. Barley Genet. Newsl. 12:169-172.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:451.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2014. Barley Genet. Newsl. 44:167.