International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 357, Male sterile genetic 1, msg1

BGN  45:126
Stock number: BGS 357
Locus name: Male sterile genetic 1
Locus symbol: msg1

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Male sterile = ms (14).
Male sterile 1 = ms1 (5).


Monofactorial recessive (16).
Located in chromosome 1HL (13); is near the centromere (8); is about 10.0 cM proximal from the nec1 (necrotic leaf spot 1) locus (11, 14); probably proximal from the small lateral spikelet 1 (sls1) gene which also originated from MSS005 (2); is associated with SNP markers 1_0933 to 1_0324 (positions 82.35 to 87.19 cM) in 1HL bin 08 of a heterozygous plant from the Bowman backcross-derived line BW545 (1), in 1H bin 08.


Selfing - none (7).
Outcrossing - complete female fertility (7).
Stamens - anthers smaller than fertile sib, no stromium or filament elongation (15).
Pollen - microspores degenerate at or before the free microspore stage (12); non-staining, shrunken, and devoid of cytoplasm (15).
Cytology - normal development and differentiation of anthers until completion of meiosis (12). SNP markers in the plant studied as of Bowman backcross-derived line BW545 were identical to those of Bowman (1).
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Origin of mutant:

A spontaneous mutant in the Composite Cross line CIho 5368 (16).

Mutational events: (GSHO 1810) from CIho 5368 in Betzes (PI 129430)*11 (MSS005) (12, 16); msg1.i (MSS077) in 80TT25 (CIho 13638), msg1.t (MSS042) in Trophy (CIho 10647), (MSS100) in Betzes (PI 129430) (9, 10); (MSS310) in Glossy Brachytic (CIho 15246), msg1.bp (MSS330) in Betzes (3, 10); (MSS348) in Betzes (4, 10); (MSS429) in Maris Mink (5); msg1.jv (MSS527) in a Harrington outcross (6).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks: (GSHO 1810) in Betzes*11; in Bowman (PI 483237)*8 (GSHO 2042, BW545, NGB 24128).


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 Physiology. 155:617-627.

2. Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).

3. Hockett, E.A. 1973. The genetic male sterile collection. Barley Genet. Newsl. 3:87-89.

4. Hockett, E.A. 1977. The genetic male sterile collection. Barley Genet. Newsl. 7:97-100.

5. Hockett, E.A. 1984. Coordinator's report. The genetic male sterile barley collection. Barley Genet. Newsl. 14:70-75.

6. Hockett, E.A. 1988. New mutants in the genetic male sterile collection. Barley Genet. Newsl. 18:70-73.

7. Hockett, E.A., and R.F. Eslick. 1968. Genetic male sterility in barley. I. Nonallelic genes. Crop Sci. 8:218-220.

8. Hockett, E.A., and R.F. Eslick. 1971. Genetic male-sterile genes useful in hybrid barley production. p. 298-307. In R.A. Nilan (ed.) Barley Genetics II. Proc. Second Int. Barley Genet. Symp., Pullman, WA, 1969. Washington State Univ. Press, Pullman.

9. Hockett, E.A., R.F. Eslick, D.A. Reid, and G.A. Wiebe. 1968. Genetic male sterility in barley. II. Available spring and winter stocks. Crop Sci. 8:754-755.

10. Hockett, E.A., and D.A. Reid. 1981. Spring and winter genetic male-sterile barley stocks. Crop Sci. 21:655-659.

11. Jensen, J., and J.H. Jörgensen. 1973. Locating some genes on barley chromosome 5. Barley Genet. Newsl. 3:25-27.

12. Kaul, C.L., and S.P. Singh. 1966. Studies in male-sterile barley. II. Pollen abortion. Crop Sci. 6:539-541.

13. Ramage, R.T., C.R. Burnham, and A Hagberg. 1961. A summary of translocation studies in barley. Crop Sci. 1:277-279.

14. Ramage, T., and J.L.A. Eckhoff. 1985. Assignment of mutants in Morex to chromosomes. Barley Genet. Newsl. 15:22-25.

15. Roath, W.W., and E.A. Hockett. 1971. Genetic male sterility in barley. III. Pollen and anther characteristics. Crop Sci. 11:200-203.

16. Suneson, C.A. 1940. A male sterile character in barley. A new tool for the plant breeder. J. Hered. 31:213-214.


E.A. Hockett. 1971. Barley Genet. Newsl. 1:175.


J.D. Franckowiak and U. Lundqvist. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:304-305.
J.D. Franckowiak. 2010. Barley Genet. Newsl. 40:98-99.
J.D. Franckowiak. 2015. Barley Genet. Newsl. 45:126-127.