Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'maize variety inbred PH18MF'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , November 12, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,581,064, issued on Nov. 12, was assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).

"aize variety inbred PH18MF" was invented by Edwin Michael Grote (Milton, Wis.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel maize variety designated PH18MF and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH18MF with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH18MF through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH18MF or a locus conversion of PH18MF with another maize variety."

The patent was filed on March 9, 2011, under Application No. 13/043,607.

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