International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 590, Reaction to Puccinia hordei 13 (barley leaf rust), Rph13

BGN  28:31
Stock number: BGS 590
Locus name: Reaction to Puccinia hordei 13 (barley leaf rust)
Locus symbol: Rph13

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:



Monofactorial dominant (2, 3).
Location is unknown (2).


The seedling reaction to most isolates of Puccinia hordei is a small necrotic fleck (2). The seedling reaction of heterozygotes is indistinguishable from that of homozygous resistant seedlings (2).
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Origin of mutant:

Observed in line BS 99-2-1 (PI 531849) from the Cambridge Plant Breeding Institute (2, 3), which was selected from a cross having a Hordeum vulgare subsp. spontaneum accession from Israel as the donor parent (3).

Mutational events:

Rph13.x in Hordeum vulgare subsp. spontaneum (HS 2986) and transferred to Berac (PI 355136) by backcrossing [BS 99-2-1 (Berac*3/HS 2986), PI 531849, GSHO 1591] (1, 2, 3).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

Rph13.x from HS 2986 in Berac (PI 355136)*3 (PI 531849, GSHO 1591); Rph13.x in Bowman (PI 483237)*3 (GSHO 2325); Rph13.x in Bowman*7 (PI 643162, BW685, NGB 22391).


1. Franckowiak, J.D., Y. Jin, and B.J. Steffenson. 1997. Recommended allele symbols for leaf rust resistance genes in barley. Barley Genet. Newsl. 27:36-44.

2. Jin, Y., G.H. Cui, B.J. Steffenson, and J.D. Franckowiak. 1996. New leaf rust resistance genes in barley and their allelic and linkage relationships with other Rph genes. Phytopathology 86:887-890.

3. Jin, Y., and B.J. Steffenson. 1994. Inheritance of resistance to Puccinia hordei in cultivated and wild barley. J. Hered. 85:451-454.


J.D. Franckowiak and Y. Jin. 1998. Barley Genet. Newsl. 28:31.