International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks

BGS 372, Male sterile genetic 17, msg17

BGN  45:152
Stock number: BGS 372
Locus name: Male sterile genetic 17
Locus symbol: msg17

Previous nomenclature and gene symbolization:

Male sterile 17 = ms17 (2).


Monofactorial recessive (2).
Located in chromosome 5HL (1); msg17.cp is associated with SNP markers 2_0134 to 2_0388 (positions 163.29 to 230.08 cM) in 5H bins 10 to 12 in a heterozygous plant from Bowman backcross-derived line BW551 (1).


Selfing - 1% at Bozeman, Montana and 3% at Tucson, Arizona, USA (2).
Outcrossing - complete female fertility (2).
Stamens - anthers smaller than fertile sib, no stomium or filament elongation (4).
Pollen - no staining with 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium, but staining with acetocarmine, some normal-appearing grains (4).
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Origin of mutant:

A spontaneous mutant in Compana (PI 539111) (2).

Mutational events:

msg17.cp (MSS066, GSHO 1817) in Compana (PI 539111) (2, 3).

Mutant used for description and seed stocks:

msg17.cp (GSHO 1817) in Compana; msg17.cp in Bowman (PI 483237)*7 (GSHO 2301, BW551, NGB 23421).


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

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

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


E.A. Hockett. 1971. Barley Genet. Newsl. 1:186.


J.D. Franckowiak. 1997. Barley Genet. Newsl. 26:320.
J.D. Franckowiak. 2015. Barley Genet. Newsl. 45:152.