International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 493, Laxatum-jf, Lax-jf

BGN  47:161
Stock number: BGS 493
Locus name: Laxatum-jf
Locus symbol: Lax-jf

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Laxatum 253 = Lax-253 (5, 6).
Laxatum 255 = Lax-255.(5, 6).


Monofactorial dominant (4, 7).
Located in chromosome 4HS (1); Lax-jf.253 is associated with SNP markers 2_0145 to 2_1558 (positions 2.58 to 5.42 cM) in chromosome 4H bin 01 of the Bowman backcross-derived line BW466 (1). Based on translocation breakpoints, Lax-jf.255 was previously reported to have a weak linkage to chromosome 5H (8).


Rachis internodes of Lax-jf.255 were about 12% longer than those of Bonus (6). Spikes had a few sterile spikelets and the kernels were thin and angular (6). Plants of the Bowman backcross-derived line for Lax-jf.253, BW466, were slightly taller and had rachis internodes that were 5 to 10% longer (4.8 vs. 4.5 mm) (4). Compared to Bowman, the Lax-jf.253, BW466, plants had slightly shorter peduncles and 2 to 4 more kernels per spike. Kernels of BW466 were of similar size and weight as those of Bowman. Grain yields of BW466 were on average equal to those of Bowman (4).
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Origin of mutant:

Lax-jf.255 is a propyl methanesulfonate induced mutant in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (6, 9). Lax-jf.253 is an ethyl methanesulfonate induced mutant in Foma (1, 9).

Mutational events:

Lax-jf.253 (NGB 116480, GSHO 1571), -jf.254 (NGB 116481), -jf.255 (NGB 116482 in Foma (NGB 14659, CIho 11333) (2, 3, 6, 7).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

Lax-jf.253 (NGB 116480, GSHO 1571) in Foma; Lax-jf.255 (NGB 116482) in Foma; Lax-jf.253 in Bowman (PI 483237)*3 (GSHO 2138); Lax-jf.253 in Bowman (PI 483237)*5 (BW466, NGB20696).


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. 2011. Genetic dissection of barley morphology and development. Plant Physiol. 155:617-627.
2. Ehrenberg, L., Å. Gustafsson, and U. Lundqvist. 1959. The mutagenic effects of ionizing radiations and reactive ethylene derivatives in barley. Hereditas 45:351-368.
3. Ehrenberg, L., Å. Gustafsson, and U. Lundqvist. 1961. Viable mutants induced in barley by ionizing radiations and chemical mutagens. Hereditas 47:243-282.
4. Franckowiak, J.D. (Unpublished).
5. Gustafsson, Å., A. Hagberg, U. Lundqvist, and G. Persson. 1969. A proposed system of symbols for the collection of barley mutants at Svalöv. Hereditas 62:409-414.
6. Larsson, H.E.B. 1985. Morphological analysis of laxatum barley mutants. Hereditas 103:239-253.
7. Larsson, H.E.B. 1985. Genetic analysis of laxatum barley mutants. Hereditas 103:255-267.
8. Larsson, H.E.B. 1985. Linkage studies with genetic markers and some laxatum barley mutants. Hereditas 103:269-279.
9. Lundqvist, U. (Unpublished).


H.E.B. Larsson and U. Lundqvist. 1986. Barley Genet. Newsl. 16:76.


U. Lundqvist and J.D. Franckowiak. 2017. Barley Genet. Newsl. 47:161-162.