Additional characteristics accepted by the President of the CPVO according to Article 23 of Commission Regulation Nr. 874/2009 for the species

According to Article 23 of Commission Regulation Nr. 874/2009, the Administrative Council of the Office takes decisions on test guidelines and empowers the President of the CPVO to insert additional characteristics and their expressions in respect of a variety.

For the sake of transparency, the Office notifies hereunder the list of additional characteristics which have been accepted and used so far under the aforesaid provision. This list will be updated each time when further characteristics have been accepted in accordance with article 23.

Furthermore these additional characteristics have been submitted to UPOV for inclusion in document TGP/5 "Experience and Cooperation in DUS testing".

Brassica napus L. napus - Oilseed rape
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QL Tolerance to Imazamox 2-3 True Leaves VS Absent, Present DK Cabernet, PX111CL 1, 9
QN Seed: oil content 89 MG low, medium, high 3, 5, 7
QN Cotyledon: lbtwp/width ratio 15-17 MS small, medium, large Cantics, Action, Genius 3, 5, 7
QN Cotyledon: saddle length/lamina length ratio 15-17 MS small, medium, large ES Astrid, Action, Ladoga 3, 5, 7
QN Cotyledon: lamina base to wide point (lbtwp) 15-17 MS small, medium, large Calumet, Caracas, Roxet 3, 5, 7
Festuca rubra L. sensu lato – Red Fescue
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN DE25: Leaf: green colour in aftermath around 6 weeks after cut VG very light green 1, light green 3, medium green 5, dark green 7, very dark green 9 Ambiente, Ryder, Wapiti 4, 5, 6
QN DE15: Leaf: green colour at inflorescence emergence DC 51 VG very light green 1, light green 3, medium green 5, dark green 7, very dark green 9 Relevant, Turner 1, Spice 4, 5, 6
QN DE11: Plant: natural height in spring 30-39 MG very short 1, short 3, medium 5, tall 7, very tall 9 Calliope, Maxima 1, Tagera 3, 5, 7
Guzmania Ruiz & Pav.
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Floral bract: shape in longitudinal section VG 1- straight, 2- straight to moderately recurved, 3- moderately recurved, 4- moderately recurved to strongly recurved, 5- strongly recurved 1-, 2- Mirador, 3-, 4- Allura, 5- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Helianthus annuus L – Sunflower
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Oleic acid content MG
QL Tolerance to Imazamox VS absent, present 2603, FT2603IMI 1, 9
QL Resistance to Plasmopara halstedii VS absent, present Peredovick 1, 9
QL Resistance to Orobanche Cumana (Race E) VS resistant, tolerant, susceptible Jara 1, 2, 3
Hordeum vulgare L . -Barley
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QL Production of pollen (male sterility) 60-65 VS absent, present FM 99-18, MT 99-18 1, 9
Humulus lupulus -Hop
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Linalool content of cones relative to beta-caryophyllene content of cones MG absent or very weak, medium Pilot, Boadicea 1, 9
QN Beta-selinene content of cones relative to beta-caryophyllene content of cones MG absent or very weak, very high Pilot, Boadicea 1, 9
QN Aplha-selinene content of cones relative to beta-caryophyllene content of cones MG absent or very weak, very high Pilot, Boadicea 1, 9
Lolium multiflorum L - Reygrass
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QL Resistance to crown rust (Puccinia coronate) VG low, medium, high Aurora (Lp), Gordo (Lm), Condesa (Lp), Lolita (Lm), Gwendal (Lp), Aberexcel (Lb), Caballo (Lm) 3, 5, 7
Lolium perenne L. – Rye grass
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN DE21: Plant: natural height in aftermath around 6 weeks after cut MG very short 1, short 3, medium 5, tall 7, very tall 9 Loretta, Bargala, Limbos 3, 5, 7
Medicago sativa -Lucerne
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QL Resistance to Ditylenchus dipsaci VS absent, present Europe, Vertus 1, 9
QL Resistance to Verticillium albo-atrum VS absent, present Magali, Lifeuil 1, 9
Pisum sativum L.
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Seed: protein content 320 MG low, medium, high 1, 3, 5
Pisum sativum L sensu lato -Pea
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QL Resistance to downy mildew seedling VS absent, present Barle, Bikini, Biktop, Ravenna 1, 9
Sinapsis Alba L.
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QL Siliqua: hairiness 79 VG absent, present Collina, Indian Summer, Pole Position, Symbol, Veto 1, 9
Triticum aestivum L - Wheat
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Lower glume: external surface roughness 80-92 VS completely smooth, slightly rough, rough, entire surface rough Robigus, Gladiator, Portland 3, 5, 7, 9
QN Lower lemma: beak shape 80-92 VS straight, slightly curved, moderately curved, strongly curved, geniculate Soissons, Slejpner, Sideral, Parade, Tara 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Vicia faba L - Field bean
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
PQ Content of vicine/convicine seedling MG low, high Mandoline, Mireille 1, 9
Zea mays L - Maize
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QL Tolerance to Ostrinia nubilalis (pyrale) 4-10 VS absent, present 1, 9
QL Resistance to glufosinate 2 to 6 leaves VS absent, present 1, 9
QL Tolerance to Cycloxidime 2 to 6 leaves VS absent, present L239, L239R 1, 9