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According to Article 23 of Commission Regulation Nr. 1239/95, 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".

Additional characteristics accepted by the President of the CPVO according to Article 23 of Commission Regulation Nr. 1239/95 for the species:

Brassica napus L. napus - Oilseed rape

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

QN

Cotyledon: lamina base to wide point (lbtwp)

15-17

MS

small

medium

large

Calumet

Caracas

Roxet

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: lbtwp/width ratio

15-17

MS

small

medium

large

Cantics

Action

Genius

3

5

7

QN

Seed: oil content

89

MG

low

medium

high

3

5

7

Helianthus annuus L - Sunflower

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

QL

Resistance to Orobanche Cumana (Race E)

VS

resistant

tolerant

susceptible

Jara

1

2

3

QL

Resistance to Plasmopara halstedii

VS

absent

present

Peredovick

1

9

QL

Tolerance to Imazamox

VS

absent

present

2603

FT2603IMI

1

9

QN

Oleic acid content

MG

Hordeum vulgare L . -Barley

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

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 (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

QN

Aplha-selinene content of cones relative to beta-caryophyllene content of cones

MG

absent or very weak

very high

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

Linalool content of cones relative to beta-caryophyllene content of cones

MG

absent or very weak

medium

Pilot

Boadicea

1

9

Lolium multiflorum L - Reygrass

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

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

Medicago sativa -Lucerne

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

QL

Resistance to Verticillium albo-atrum

VS

absent

present

Magali

Lifeuil

1

9

QL

Resistance to Ditylenchus dipsaci

VS

absent

present

Europe

Vertus

1

9

Pisum sativum L.

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

QN

Seed: protein content

320

MG

low
medium

high

 

1

3

Pisum sativum L sensu lato -Pea

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

QL

Resistance to downy mildew

seedling

VS

absent

present

Barle, Bikini

Biktop, Ravenna

1

9

Sinapsis Alba L.

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

QL

Siliqua: hairiness

79

VG

absent

Collina

Indian Summer

1

 

 

 

 

present

Pole Position

Symbol

Veto

9

Triticum aestivum L - Wheat

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

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

QN

Lower glume: external surface roughness

80 - 92

VS

completely smooth

slightly rough

rough

entire surface rough

Robigus

Gladiator

Portland

3

5

7

9

Vicia faba L - Field bean

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

PQ

Content of vicine/convicine

seedling

MG

low

high

Mandoline

Mireille

1

9

Zea mays L - Maize

Type of expression (QL, PQ, QN)

Characteristic

Growth Stage

Method of observation (VG,VS,MG,MS)

States of expression (at least two)

Example varieties

Note

QL

Tolerance to Cycloxidime

2 to 6 leaves

VS

absent

present

L239

L239R

1

9

QL

Resistance to glufosinate

2 to 6 leaves

VS

absent

present

1

9

QL

Tolerance to Ostrinia nubilalis (pyrale)

4 - 10

VS

absent

present

1

9

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