Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'soybean variety XBP42005'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , February 19, 2014 () – United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent no. 8,653,339, on February 18, 2014, to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Iowa), titled as "Soybean variety XBP42005"

Inventors: Kuhlman; Les Charles (Lawrence, KS), Streit; Leon G. (Johnston, IA)

Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, IA)

According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel soybean variety, designated XBP42005 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XBP42005, cells from soybean variety XBP42005, plants of soybean XBP42005, and plant parts of soybean variety XBP42005. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XBP42005 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XBP42005, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XBP42005, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XBP42005. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XBP42005 are further provided."

The patent was filed on March 1, 2012 Application no. 13/409,290

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