guayule


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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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As an added benefit, guayule is grown in the U.S., while the bulk of natural rubber currently used nationwide is imported from Asia.
According to the companies, the first-ever, two guayule genomes have already been sequenced and completely assembled and a physical and genetic map are being developed that will provide a high level of accuracy and efficiency for breeding improvement.
This research technology demonstrated that a modern passenger tire can be made from U.S.-grown guayule natural rubber.
Anti-termitic efficacy of the resin and rubber in fractionator overheads from a guayule extraction process.
Jeff Martin, chief executive officer, president and co-founder of Yulex Corporation, said, 'We are proud to launch our new, international guayule Seed & Genetics Centre 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.'
cis-polyisoprene synthesis in guayule plants (Parthenium argentatum Gray) exposed to low, nonfreezing temperatures.
During World War II, the United States created an enormous research program to develop emergency rubber supplies from two plants: guayule (pronounced "gway- OO-lay"), a desert shrub native to northern Mexico, and Taraxacum koksaghyz, the kok-saghyz dandelion.
La pelota se fabricaba con latex extraido del arbol de Castilla elastica o guayule (Martinez, 2004).
28 November 2011 - Australian protection solutions firm Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN) said Monday it had acquired a minorityA stake in US Yulex Corporation, a maker of medical and biobased industrial products from guayule.
Yulex Corporation, a manufacturer of biobased elastomer products derived from guayule (why-you-lee), recently announced that it closed on a $15 million private placement, led by Argonaut Private Equity, to expand its natural rubber-production capabilities.
Por ejemplo el guayule (hule), el cafe, el garbanzo, el henequen, la lechuguilla (ixtle) y el algodon.