Frito-Lay North America assigned US patent for potato cultivar FL 2126

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , December 14, 2012 () – Frito-Lay North America, Plano, Texas, has been assigned a patent (8,330,004) developed by Robert W. Hoopes, Rhinelander, Wis., for a "potato cultivar FL 2126."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A potato cultivar designated FL 2126 is disclosed. The invention relates to the tubers of potato cultivar FL 2126, to the seeds of potato cultivar FL 2126, to the plants of potato FL 2126, to the plant parts of potato cultivar FL 2126 and to methods for producing a potato plant produced by crossing potato cultivar FL 2126 with itself or with another potato variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a potato plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic potato plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to potato cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from potato variety FL 2126, to methods for producing other potato cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from potato cultivar FL 2126 and to the potato plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid potato tubers, seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing potato cultivar FL 2126 with another potato cultivar."

The patent application was filed on March 5, 2008 (12/042,557). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,30,004.PN.&OS=PN/83,30,004&RS=PN/83,30,004

Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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