Patent Number: 6,294,717

Title: Inbred rice lines A0044 and B0044

Abstract: The invention relates to novel inbred rice lines designated A0044 and B0044, and the plants of inbred rice lines A0044 and B0044 as well as the rice plant and plant parts produced by the seed designated A0044. The invention also relates to methods of maintaining the male-sterile line A0044 by crossing it with the fertile line B0044 and to methods of producing hybrid rice plants by crossing inbred rice line A0044 with rice lines that act as pollen parents to restore fertility to the F.sub.1 plants. Further, the invention relates to hybrid rice plants in which inbred rice line A0044 is the female parent.

Inventors: Xie; Fang Ming (Pear Land, TX)

Assignee: Ricetec, AG

International Classification: A01H 5/10 (20060101); A01H 005/00 (); A01H 005/10 (); A01H 001/00 (); C12N 005/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018