Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for maize variety inbred PH18TN

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , October 23, 2013 () – Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, IA) has been issued patent number 8558082, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.

The patent's inventor is Garcia, Gustavo Marcelo (Stratford, CA).

This patent was filed on March 9, 2011 and was published online on October 15, 2013.

From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "The goal of plant breeding is to combine, in a single variety or 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, plant height and ear height, is important. Traditional plant breeding is an important tool in developing new and improved commercial crops."

Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "According to the invention, there is provided a novel maize variety, designated PH18TN and processes for making PH18TN. This invention relates to seed of maize variety PH18TN, to the plants of maize variety PH18TN, to plant parts of maize variety PH18TN, and to processes for making a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH18TN with another maize plant. This invention also relates to processes for making a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH18TN through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant parts produced thereby. This invention further relates to a hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH18TN or a locus conversion of PH18TN with another maize variety."

For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Garcia, Gustavo Marcelo. Maize Variety Inbred PH18TN. U.S. Patent Number 8558082, filed March 9, 2011, and published online on October 15, 2013. Patent URL:

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