Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for maize variety hybrid X08B818
December 24, 2013
(Journal of Engineering)
– A patent by the inventors Carlone, Jr., Mario Rosario (Princeton, IL); Jines, Michael Phillip (Fishers, IN); Grote, Edwin Michael (Milton, WI), filed on March 9, 2011, was published online on December 17, 2013, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents.
Patent number 8609955 is assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, IA).
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The goal of hybrid development is to combine, in a single 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, and plant and ear height is important. Traditional plant breeding is an important tool in developing new and improved commercial crops."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "According to the invention, there is provided a maize variety, seed, plant, and its parts designated as X08B818, produced by crossing two Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary maize inbred varieties. This invention relates to the hybrid maize variety X08B818 the seed, the plant and its parts produced from the seed, and variants, mutants and minor modifications of maize X08B818. This invention also relates to processes for making a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08B818 through locus conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant parts produced thereby. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from hybrid maize variety X08B818."
URL and more information on this patent, see: Carlone, Jr., Mario Rosario; Jines, Michael Phillip; Grote, Edwin Michael. Maize Variety Hybrid X08B818. U.S. Patent Number 8609955, filed March 9, 2011, and published online on December 17, 2013. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=74&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=3667&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131217.PD.&OS=ISD/20131217&RS=ISD/20131217
Keywords for this news article include: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc.
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