Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'maize variety hybrid X18A647'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , November 13, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,581,034, issued on Nov. 12, was assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).

"Maize variety hybrid X18A647" was invented by Khusi Ram Tiwari (Tallahasse, Fla.), Robert Lee Segebart (Champaign, Ill.) and Thomas Russell Henry (Union City, Tenn.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel maize variety designated X18A647 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 X18A647 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X18A647 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X18A647, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X18A647. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X18A647."

The patent was filed on Sept. 14, 2012, under Application No. 13/617,250.

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