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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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0 will develop high-quality, comprehensive genome assemblies of multiple varieties of guayule to uncover and utilize the genetic variation in the species.
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.
Termite resistance of kenaf composition board treated with guayule resin.
In 2013, Bridgestone Americas and ARS's Bioproducts Research Unit entered into a research agreement to evaluate ARS's genetically improved guayule.
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.
The darling of the American World War II emergency rubber project was not kok-saghyz but guayule (Parthenium argentatum).
Apart from the acquisition, Ansell and Yulex signed an exclusive agreement for the worldwide development, manufacturing and sales rights for medical gloves, personal protective equipment gloves and condoms made of guayule latex, Ansell announced.
All Yulex products are derived from a desert plant called guayule that is grown in commercial farms throughout southern Arizona.
This has renewed interest in extracting rubber from the guayule plant which apparently does not have allergenic proteins.
Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) for rubber, jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) for oil, and several plant species for fuel biomass also have significant potential for commercial use.
Department of Agriculture (USDA)--one for the process of producing guayule latex and the other for the latex itself.
Rubber gloves made from guayule latex, which contain low levels of protein and may prove to be less allergenic than traditional latex rubber gloves, were recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.