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Switchgrass cultivar

United States Patent

October 2, 2012
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A new cultivar of switchgrass `Cimarron` (SL93 2001-1) having increased biomass yield is provided. The switchgrass comprises all the morphological and physiological properties of the cultivar grown from a seed deposited under American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) No. PTA-10116. The invention also provides seeds, progeny, parts and methods of use of Cimarron, such as for the production of biofuels.
Wu; Yanqi (Stillwater, OK), Taliaferro; Charles M. (Stillwater, OK)
The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
12/ 466,605
May 15, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with U.S. Government support under USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2001-34447-10302, USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2002-34447-11908, USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2003-34447-13162, USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2004-34447-14487, USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2005-34447-15711, and USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2006-34447-16939 awarded by the Department of Agriculture and under Contract No. DE-AC05-84OR21400 and Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.