Guide: How to cite a Patent in Plant Biology style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in Plant Biology style

Cite A Patent in Plant Biology style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the Plant Biology citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Plant Biology style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname Author Initial. (Year Published) Title.

Example: (2015) Facts & Stats — IFPI — Representing the recording industry worldwide. [online] URL: (accessed 28 April 2015).

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname Year Published)


Although global physical sales value declined by 8.1 per cent in 2014, Germany only experienced a 1.5 per cent fall in physical sales and there was growth in a number of South American countries including Paraguay and Venezuela. ( 2015)

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