Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for maize variety hybrid X13B645
January 9, 2014
(Journal of Engineering)
– A patent by the inventors Hoffbeck, Mark David (Macomb, IL); Fox, Russell L. (Stuart, IA); Verde Chifflet, Luis A. (Johnston, IA), filed on March 22, 2011, was published online on December 31, 2013, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents.
Patent number 8618375 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 X13B645, produced by crossing two Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary maize inbred varieties. This invention relates to the hybrid maize variety X13B645 the seed, the plant and its parts produced from the seed, and variants, mutants and minor modifications of maize X13B645. This invention also relates to processes for making a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13B645 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 X13B645."
URL and more information on this patent, see: Hoffbeck, Mark David; Fox, Russell L.; Verde Chifflet, Luis A.. Maize Variety Hybrid X13B645. U.S. Patent Number 8618375, filed March 22, 2011, and published online on December 31, 2013. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=73&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=3638&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20131231.PD.&OS=ISD/20131231&RS=ISD/20131231
Keywords for this news article include: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc.
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