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".

Apium graveolens L. var. dulce (Mill.) Pers
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Time of beginning of bolting reproductive VG/MG
  • early
  • medium
  • late
  • Tendercrisp
  • Early Bell
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
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: lamina base to widest point/lamina length ratio 15-17 MS
  • very small
  • small
  • medium
  • large
  • very large
  • Caribou
  • Caracas
  • Forza
  • Expert
  • NK Grace
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
QN Cotyledon: saddle length lamina base to widest point/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
Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Shoot: length of side shoots fully developped VG
  • very short
  • short
  • medium
  • long
  • very long
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
Dactylis glomerata L.
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Plant: natural height in autumn (without vernalization) DC 20 to 29 MS
  • -
  • short
  • medium
  • long
  • Bacchus, Amba
  • Barexcel
  • Kusco
  • Bolide
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
Festuca rubra L. – 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
  • light green
  • medium green
  • dark green
  • very dark green
  • Ambiente
  • Ryder
  • Wapiti
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
QN DE15: Leaf: green colour at inflorescence emergence DC 51 VG
  • very light green
  • light green
  • medium green
  • dark green
  • very dark green
  • Relevant
  • Turner 1
  • Spice
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
QN Plant: natural height in spring 30-39 MG
  • very short
  • short
  • medium
  • tall
  • very tall
  • Calliope
  • Maxima 1
  • Tagera
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
Guzmania Ruiz & Pav. - Guzmania
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Floral bract: shape in longitudinal section VG
  • straight
  • straight to moderately recurved
  • moderately recurved
  • moderately recurved to strongly recurved
  • strongly recurved
  • -
  • Mirador
  • -
  • Allura
  • -
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Helianthus annuus L – Sunflower
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QL Resistance to Sulphonylurea herbicides B3 - B4 VS
  • Susceptible (absent)
  • Resistant (present)
  • PR6A98
  • P64LE29
  • 1
  • 9
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 L. - 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
Lactuca sativa L.
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QL Resistance to Bremia lactucae (BI) isolate BI:35EU VG
  • absent
  • present
  • Design, Kibrille
  • Bartoli
  • 1
  • 9
QN Leaf: wound-induced discoloration MG
  • early
  • medium
  • late
  • Antylia, Magellan
  • -
  • 42-171 RZ, 41-503 RZ
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Lolium multiflorum L. - Reygrass
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Plant: length in autumn of year of sowing DC 20-29 MS
  • short
  • medium
  • long
  • -
  • Litonio
  • Ralino
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
QN Leaf: length (at vegetative stage) DC 20-29 VG
  • medium
  • long
  • very long
  • Pontos
  • Daphnis
  • Silvius
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
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. – Ryegrass
Type of expression Characteristic Growth stage Method of observation State of expression Example varieties Note
QN Plant: natural height in summer of year of sowing DC 20-29 MG
  • very short
  • short
  • medium
  • tall
  • very tall
  • Lourega
  • Bargold
  • Ivana
  • Activa
  • -
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
QN Inflorescence: glume span MS A
  • very small
  • small
  • medium
  • large
  • very large
  • Ecrin (Lp), Storm (Lb)
  • Recital (Lp), Ocadia (Lb)
  • Pontiac (Lp), Meritra (Lmi)
  • Belluna (Lmi)
  • Majesty (Lmi)
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
QN Inflorescence: spikelet protuberance MS A
  • very little
  • little
  • medium
  • much
  • very much
  • Ketarion 1 (Lp)
  • Astonprincess (Lp)
  • Zagora (Lp), Gosia (Lb)
  • Aberstar (Lp), Alamo (Lmi)
  • Aquilon (Lmi)
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
QN Plant: natural height in aftermath around 6 weeks after cut MG
  • very short
  • short
  • medium
  • tall
  • very tall
  • Loretta
  • Bargala
  • Limbos
  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
Medicago sativa L. - 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. - Pea
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
QL Resistance to downy mildew seedling VS
  • absent
  • present
  • Barle, Bikini
  • Biktop, Ravenna
  • 1
  • 9
Sinapsis Alba L. - White mustard
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