Patent Number: 7,968,282

Title: Methods for removal of specific seed tissue or structure for seed analysis

Abstract: A method for reducing resources for selecting seed to be produced in commercial quantities or for research is disclosed. Samples of seed which are candidates for selection are collected and given an identifier. Specific tissue or structure from candidate seed is removed. A test or analysis is performed on the candidate seed or the removed tissue or structure. Results of the test or analysis are recorded and correlated to the seed's identifier. The results are evaluated and a decision is made whether to select a candidate seed for commercial production or for research. Time, space, and labor associated with growing plants in an experimental plot or greenhouse and taking tissue samples from growing plants is saved.

Inventors: Cope; Jason (Ankeny, IA)

Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

International Classification: C12Q 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-28 0:00:00