Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for maize variety hybrid X08A243
December 19, 2013
(Journal of Engineering)
A patent by the inventors Hoffbeck, Mark David (Macomb, IL); Dolan, Dennis James (York, NE); Benson, David L. (Burwell, NE), filed on December 7, 2012, was published online on December 10, 2013, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents.
Patent number 8604322 is assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, IA).
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The goal of hybrid development is to combine, in a single hybrid, various desirable traits. For field crops, these traits may include resistance to diseases and insects, resistance to heat and drought, reducing the time to crop maturity, greater yield, and better agronomic quality. With mechanical harvesting of many crops, uniformity of plant characteristics such as germination, stand establishment, growth rate, maturity, and plant and ear height is important. Traditional plant breeding is an important tool in developing new and improved commercial crops."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "According to the invention, there is provided a maize variety, seed, plant, and its parts designated as X08A243, produced by crossing two Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary maize inbred varieties. This invention relates to the hybrid maize variety X08A243, the seed, the plant and its parts produced from the seed, and variants, mutants and minor modifications of maize X08A243. This invention also relates to processes for making a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08A243 through locus conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant parts produced thereby. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from hybrid maize variety X08A243."
URL and more information on this patent, see: Hoffbeck, Mark David; Dolan, Dennis James; Benson, David L.. Maize Variety Hybrid X08A243. U.S. Patent Number 8604322, filed December 7, 2012, and published online on December 10, 2013. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=72&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=3560&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131210.PD.&OS=ISD/20131210&RS=ISD/20131210
Keywords for this news article include: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc.
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