The patent's inventors are Bringe, Neal (
This patent was filed on
From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "The present invention relates generally to the field of soybean breeding. In particular, the invention relates to the novel soybean variety D6854249.
"There are numerous steps in the development of any novel, desirable plant germplasm. Plant breeding begins with the analysis and definition of problems and weaknesses of the current germplasm, the establishment of program goals, and the definition of specific breeding objectives. The next step is selection of germplasm that possess the traits to meet the program goals. The goal is to combine in a single variety an improved combination of desirable traits from the parental germplasm. These important traits may include higher seed yield, resistance to diseases and insects, better stems and roots, tolerance to drought and heat, better agronomic quality, resistance to herbicides, and improvements in compositional traits.
"Soybean, Glycine max (L.), is a valuable field crop. Thus, a continuing goal of plant breeders is to develop stable, high yielding soybean varieties that are agronomically sound. The reasons for this goal are to maximize the amount of grain produced on the land used and to supply food for both animals and humans. To accomplish this goal, the soybean breeder must select and develop soybean plants that have the traits that result in superior varieties."
Supplementing the background information on this patent, NewsRx reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "One aspect of the present invention relates to seed of the soybean variety D6854249. The invention also relates to plants produced by growing the seed of the soybean variety D6854249, as well as the derivatives of such plants. Further provided are plant parts, including cells, plant protoplasts, plant cells of a tissue culture from which soybean plants can be regenerated, plant calli, plant clumps, and plant cells that are intact in plants or parts of plants, such as pollen, flowers, seeds, pods, leaves, stems, and the like.
"Another aspect of the invention relates to a tissue culture of regenerable cells of the soybean variety D6854249, as well as plants regenerated therefrom, wherein the regenerated soybean plant is capable of expressing all the physiological and morphological characteristics of a plant grown from the soybean seed designated D6854249.
"Yet another aspect of the current invention is a soybean plant comprising a single locus conversion of the soybean variety D6854249, wherein the soybean plant is otherwise capable of expressing all the physiological and morphological characteristics of the soybean variety D6854249. In particular embodiments of the invention, the single locus conversion may comprise a transgenic gene which has been introduced by genetic transformation into the soybean variety D6854249 or a progenitor thereof. In still other embodiments of the invention, the single locus conversion may comprise a dominant or recessive allele. The locus conversion may confer potentially any trait upon the single locus converted plant, including herbicide resistance, insect resistance, resistance to bacterial, fungal, or viral disease, male fertility or sterility, and improved nutritional quality.
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