Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for maize variety hybrid X13B641

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , April 9, 2014 () – A patent by the inventors Colbert, Terry R. (Fort Branch, IN); Verde Chifflet, Luis A. (Johnston, IA), filed on March 22, 2011, was published online on April 1, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents.

Patent number 8686245 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 X13B641, produced by crossing two Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary maize inbred varieties. This invention relates to the hybrid maize variety X13B641 the seed, the plant and its parts produced from the seed, and variants, mutants and minor modifications of maize X13B641. This invention also relates to processes for making a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13B641 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 X13B641."

URL and more information on this patent, see: Colbert, Terry R.; Verde Chifflet, Luis A.. Maize Variety Hybrid X13B641. U.S. Patent Number 8686245, filed March 22, 2011, and published online on April 1, 2014. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=70&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=3457&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20140401.PD.&OS=ISD/20140401&RS=ISD/20140401

Keywords for this news article include: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc.

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