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Denomination: 'Apalis'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'OT06-22'
Botanical Name: Glycine max
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa
Ottawa Research and Development Centre
Room 1093A - 960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C6
Breeder: Elroy Cober, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Agent in Canada: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 0X2
Tel: (306) 385-9316
Application Date: 2009-05-01
Application Number: 09-6642
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-07-11
Certificate Number: 4569
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-07-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'DH3604', 'Nattawa', 'Heron' and 'Electron'

Summary: 'Apalis' has anthocyanin colouration of the hypocotyl while 'Electron' does not. The lateral leaflet of 'Apalis' is lanceolate shaped while it is pointed ovate for 'Nattawa'. 'Apalis' has a violet coloured flower while it is white for 'Electron'. The pod of 'Apalis' is tan coloured while it is brown for 'Nattawa' and 'Heron'. 'Apalis' matures later than the reference varieties. The protein content of the seed of 'Apalis' is higher than 'Heron' but lower than 'Nattawa' and 'Electron'. 'Apalis' has a higher sugar content of the seed than 'Nattawa'. The 100 seed weight of 'Apalis' is higher than the reference varieties.


HYPOCOTYL: anthocyanin colouration present

PLANT: semi-determinate growth type, grey hairs on middle third of main stem, late time of flowering, late maturity

LEAF: lanceolate shaped lateral leaflet

FLOWER: violet

POD: tan
SEED: small, spherical flattened shape, yellow ground colour of testa, yellow hilum

QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS: 45.7% protein, 17.8% oil, 12.6% sugar

Origin & Breeding History: 'Apalis' (experimental designation OT06-22 and X4677-S-S-105) originated from the cross DH3604/3/(X3702-B-B-45-4) X 1677-47-B-1/X947-24-B-B-B-55(X2647-15-2-3)/2/Hartz. The final cross occurred in February 2000 in Ottawa, Ontario. The population was advanced using single seed descent to the F4 generation. The F4 population was grown in a field in 2001. Selected F5 progeny rows were harvested in bulk in 2002 and used for further testing. OT06-22 was tested at Ottawa and Nepean in 2003 and 2004. It was tested in multiple location trials since 2005. Selection criteria included seed size, adaptability and agronomic characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the 2010 and 2011 growing seasons at the Agriculture Agri-Food Canada, Eastern Cereal and Oilseeds Research Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Plots consisted of 4 rows with a row length of 5 meters and a row spacing of 40cm. There were 4 replicates.

Comparison tables for 'Apalis' with reference varieties 'DH3604', 'Nattawa', 'Heron' and 'Electron'

Days to maturity

  'Apalis' 'DH3604' 'Nattawa' 'Heron' 'Electron'
mean 124 119 116 120 118

Protein content of the seed (%)

  'Apalis' 'DH3604' 'Nattawa' 'Heron' 'Electron'
mean 45.7 46.0 47.7 42.6 48.0

Oil content of the seed (%)

  'Apalis' 'DH3604' 'Nattawa' 'Heron' 'Electron'
mean 17.8 17.5 17.3 19.9 17.4

Sugar content of the seed (%)

  'Apalis' 'DH3604' 'Nattawa' 'Heron' 'Electron'
mean 12.6 12.3 10.9 12.4 11.7

100 seed weight (mature seed at 13-15% moisture) (grams)

  'Apalis' 'DH3604' 'Nattawa' 'Heron' 'Electron'
mean 11.3 9.4 9.7 9.3 10.1

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Soybean: 'Apalis' (top centre) with reference varieties 'DH3604' (top left), 'Electron' (top right), 'Nattawa' (bottom left) and 'Heron' (bottom right)

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