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US7880061: Soybean variety SN97-6946


Filing Information

Inventor(s) David A. Sleper · Prakash R. Arelli ·
Assignee(s) The Curators Of The University Of Missouri ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Lathrop & Gage LLP ·
Primary Examiner Ashwin Mehta ·
Application Number US10374811
Filing date 02/25/2003
Issue date 02/01/2011
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 02/26/2024
Patent term adjustment 366
U.S. Classifications 800/312  · 800/300  · 800/266  · 800/298  · 435/415  ·
International Classifications A01H100  · A01H500  · A01H510  · C12N1582  · C12N504  ·
Kind CodeB2
20 Claims, No Drawings


A soybean variety designated SN97-6946, the plants and seeds of soybean variety SN97-6946, methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the variety SN97-6946 with itself or with another soybean plant, and hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety SN97-6946 with another soybean line or plant, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or by transformation of variety SN97-6946. This invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean varieties or breeding lines derived from soybean variety SN97-6946 and to soybean varieties or breeding lines produced by those methods.

Independent Claims | See all claims (20)

  1. 1. Seed of a soybean variety designated SN97-6946, representative seed having been deposited under ATCC Patent Deposit No. PTA-10009.
  2. 13. A method for producing a soybean variety SN97-6946-derived soybean plant, comprising: a) crossing soybean variety SN97-6946, representative samples of said SN97-6946 variety having been deposited under ATCC Patent Deposit No. PTA-10009, with a second soybean plant to yield progeny soybean seed; and b) growing said progeny soybean seed, under plant growth conditions, to yield said soybean variety SN97-6946 -derived soybean plant.

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