Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'maize variety PH1CD7'; patent filed on Feb. 23, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , April 29, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,710,326, issued on April 29, was assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).

"Maize variety inbred PH1CD7" was invented by Travis J. Lee (Hanston, Kan.) and Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest (Garden City, Kan.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel maize variety designated PH1CD7 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH1CD7 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH1CD7 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH1CD7 or a locus conversion of PH1CD7 with another maize variety."

The patent was filed on Feb. 23, 2012, under Application No. 13/402,923.

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