Patent Number: 8,819,991

Title: Method for seed devitalization

Abstract: The invention provides a method for devitalizing plant seed, the method comprising the steps of hydrating a viable whole plant seed and freezing the hydrated whole plant seed. The invention further provides a collection of devitalized whole plant seed wherein the integrity of genomic DNA and protein within the devitalized plant seed is preserved.

Inventors: Schafer; Barry W. (Cicero, IN), Herman; Rod A. (New Ross, IN)

Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.

International Classification: A01H 5/10 (20060101); A01H 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018