Pioneer Hi Bred International assigned US patent for maize variety hybrid Z18A652

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , January 11, 2013 () – Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, Iowa, has been assigned a patent (8,350,134) developed by Terry R. Colbert, Fort Branch, Ind., for a "maize variety hybrid X18A652."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A novel maize variety designated X18A652 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X18A652 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X18A652 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X18A652, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X18A652. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X18A652."

The patent application was filed on May 25, 2010 (12/786,621). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,350,134&OS=8,350,134&RS=8,350,134

Written by Arpi Sharma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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