Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'soybean variety XBP18005'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , April 1, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,686,236, issued on April 1, was assigned to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).

"Soybean variety XBP18005" was invented by Martin A. Fabrizius (Redwood Falls, Minn.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel soybean variety, designated XBP18005 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XBP18005, cells from soybean variety XBP18005, plants of soybean XBP18005, and plant parts of soybean variety XBP18005. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XBP18005 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XBP18005, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XBP18005, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XBP18005. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XBP18005 are further provided."

The patent was filed on March 1, 2012, under Application No. 13/409,199.

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