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guayule

((g)wī-ū′lē) [Sp. guayule, fr Nahuatl cuauholli, rubber tree]
A plant (Parthenium argentatum) native to the deserts of Texas and Mexico. It is used to make hypoallergenic latex.
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The modified bacterium has the experimental genes inside and can slip them into guayule cells.
We are proud to launch our new, international guayule Seed & Genetics Center in Arizona, as it validates Yulex's growing agricultural footprint and the demand for guayule as a viable, industrial crop that can sustainably meet the growing global demand for rubber," said Jeff Martin, Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-founder of Yulex Corporation.
However, its rubber has a molecular weight of around 500,000 Dalton, which is low compared to the 1,500,000 Dalton of hevea and guayule rubber.
The technique promises to make guayule more competitive as a new crop for U.
The Guayule materials showed the same negative results as the neoprene synthetic latex material control group.
Yulex's extensive research and development in plant breeding, agronomic best practices and harvest technologies are fundamental to the continued advancement of guayule as a new industrial crop and to the expansion of our global licensing program.
Rubber Worm even had a guayule correspondent by the name of Leslie Baird.
For the first time, the industry is being offered samples of guayule rubber to independently verify it meets the necessary standards to be a viable alternative for making tires and countless other products.
34) Investigation of the composition of guayule rubber using high resolution size chromatography.
Innovative Guayule Project Could be a Breakthrough for the Rubber Industry
Companies will utilize guayule biopolymers for the development of the next generation of tires
5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yulex Corporation announced today that patent offices in the United States, Europe, Mexico and South Africa have granted the Company patents covering its commercial methods for latex and resin extraction from the guayule plant, a desert shrub.