Patent Number: 8,872,005

Title: Maize hybrid X08C980

Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08C980 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X08C980 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08C980 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08C980, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08C980. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08C980.

Inventors: Smalley; Matthew David (North Mankato, MN), Carlone, Jr.; Mario Rosario (Princeton, IL), Fox; Russell L. (Stuart, IA), Cooper; Mark (Johnston, IA)

Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc

International Classification: A01H 1/00 (20060101); A01H 1/02 (20060101); A01H 5/00 (20060101); A01H 5/10 (20060101); C12N 5/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00