International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 725, Ovaryless 3, ovl3

BGN  43:220
Stock number: BGS 725
Locus name: Ovaryless 3
Locus symbol: ovl3

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial recessive (1).
Location is unknown.


The ovl3.c plants are later and much shorter than normal sibs. Plants are female sterile, but male fertile (1). The ovl3.c mutant must be maintained as a heterozygote (1). Allelism testing with (ovaryless 1) ovl1.a (GSHO 610, BGS 176) and (ovaryless 2) ovl2.b (GSHO 3655, BGS 646) mutants were not conducted, but the three mutants are phenotypically very different morphologically (1).
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Origin of mutant:

A fast neutron induced mutant in Harrington. (Agriculture Canada Licence No: 2126) (1).

Mutational events:

ovl3.c (FN510, GSHO 3687) in Harrington (Agriculture Canada Licence No: 2126) (1).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

ovl3.c (FN510, GSHO 3687) in Harrington.


1. Kleinhofs, A. (Unpublished).


A. Kleinhofs. 2013. Barley Genet. Newsl. 43:220.