The Variety Test Division manages the DUS (Distinctness, Uniformity, Stability) test of applied varieties for fast and accurate examination of the variety protection requirement. The collection and conservation of example and granted varieties, special test such as DNA marker analysis or chemical analysis for the examination of controversial varieties are main tasks of the Variety Test Division.
DUS Test of the applied variety
Test of the variety for examination of Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability(DUS)
Construction of a qualitative and quantitative database for the varieties that are protected or applied.
Cultivation test of characteristics associated with quantity, quality, and stress resistance.
Adaptability test of Imported Variety and Isolated cultivation test for LMO(Living Modified Organism) varieties.
Examination of the Applied Variety for plant variety protection
Examination of requirements for variety protection right (Novelty, Distinctiveness, Uniformity, Stability, Denomination)
Establishment and revision of Test Guideline(TG) for entitled plant genera and species
Registration and management of granted variety protection right
Publication of official Gazette
Collection and conservation of example varieties and granted varieties
Collection and characterization for variety of common knowledge
Management of registered varieties and reported varieties for production and selling
Facilitation of R&D for long-term reservation, management and restoration of varieties
Arbitration of dispute by special test
Biochemical, molecular biological and DNA analytical characterization of variety
Development of DNA marker for identification of variety in circulation