Patent Issued for Inbred Maize Variety PHR0DPioneer Hi Bred International IncNewsRx.com
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- From Alexandria, Virginia, VerticalNews journalists report that a patent by the inventor Kilgore-Norquest, Lora Lynn (Garden City, KS), filed on May 25, 2010, was cleared and issued on December 4, 2012.
The patent's assignee for patent number 8324478 is Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc (Johnston, IA).
News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The goal of plant breeding is to combine, in a single variety or 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, plant height and ear height, is important. Traditional plant breeding is an important tool in developing new and improved commercial crops."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "According to the invention, there is provided a novel maize variety, designated PHR0D and processes for making PHR0D. This invention relates to seed of maize variety PHR0D, to the plants of maize variety PHR0D, to plant parts of maize variety PHR0D, and to processes for making a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PHR0D with another maize plant. This invention also relates to processes for making a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHR0D through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant parts produced thereby. This invention further relates to a hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PHR0D or a locus conversion of PHR0D with another maize variety."
For additional information on this patent, see: Kilgore-Norquest, Lora Lynn. Inbred Maize Variety PHR0D. U.S. Patent Number 8324478, filed May 25, 2010, and issued December 4, 2012. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=68&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=3396&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=20121204.PD.&OS=ISD/20121204&RS=ISD/20121204
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