Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'maize hybrid X95C381'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , May 6, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,716,552, issued on May 6, was assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).

"Maize hybrid X95C381" was invented by Martin Arbelbide (Eau Claire, Wis.), Lori Lisa Carrigan (Spicer, Minn.), Gustavo Marcelo Garcia (Stratford, Canada), Julie Ho (Davis, Calif.), Jay Robert Hotchkiss (Brookings, S.D.) and Stephen Joseph Szalma (Kandiyohi, Minn.).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel maize variety designated X95C381 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X95C381 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X95C381 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X95C381, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X95C381. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X95C381."

The patent was filed on Feb. 21, 2012, under Application No. 13/400,699.

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