Pioneer Hi Bred International issued US patent for 'soybean variety XBP28006'; patent filed on March 1, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , May 13, 2014 () – United States Patent no. 8,722,973, issued on May 13, was assigned to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc (Johnston, Iowa).

"Soybean variety XBP28006" was invented by Thomas C. Corbin (Monticello, Ill.) and Paul A. Stephens (Urbandale, Iowa).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A novel soybean variety, designated XBP28006 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XBP28006, cells from soybean variety XBP28006, plants of soybean XBP28006, and plant parts of soybean variety XBP28006. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XBP28006 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XBP28006, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XBP28006, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XBP28006. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XBP28006 are further provided."

The patent was filed on March 1, 2012, under Application No. 13/409,251.

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