Monsanto issued US patent for 'soybean plant and seed corresponding to transgenic event MON87769 and methods for detection thereof'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , April 8, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,692,076, issued on April 8, was assigned to Monsanto Technology LLC (St. Louis).

"Soybean plant and seed corresponding to transgenic event MON87769 and methods for detection thereof" was invented by Byron Froman (Davis, Calif.), Can Duong (St Louis) and Jennifer Listello (O'Fallon, Mo.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "The present invention provides transgenic soybean event MON87769, and cells, seeds, and plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the soybean event. The invention also provides compositions comprising nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for said soybean event in a sample, methods for detecting the presence of said soybean event nucleotide sequences in a sample, probes and primers for use in detecting nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for the presence of said soybean event in a sample, growing the seeds of such soybean event into soybean plants, and breeding to produce soybean plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the soybean event."

The patent was filed on Feb. 12, 2009, under Application No. 12/865,844.

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