As a thickening agent, lesquerella
could eventually be used as widely as xanthan gum, which was discovered by NCAUR researchers in the 1960's.
Water Conservation Laboratory, Phoenix, Arizona, "Just 7 years ago, lesquerella
was growing wild in Texas and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Oklahoma.
But other crops, notably soybean, became a priority in later years, followed most recently by novel oilseed crops including cuphea, field pennycress, and lesquerella
Phoenix experiments led by Benjamin Kaufman, who is now with Centre Analytical Laboratories in Pennsylvania, targeted lesquerella
genes that confer a prized trait: male sterility.
The occurrence of the Lesquerella
here is remarkable, as it is the only station for the species outside of its known range in the Central Basin of Tennessee and the Inner Bluegrass in Kentucky.
Examples of monitoring efforts include intense demographic monitoring for Astragalus bibullatus; population size/condition monitoring for Lesquerella
stonensis, Pityopsis ruthii, Conradina verticillata and Lesquerella
perforata; and presence/absence monitoring for Arabis perstellata and Spiraea virginiana.
The use of vegetable oils such as linseed (flaxseed), tung, lunaria, lesquerella
, crambe, rapeseed, castor, veronia, etc.
mustard in Colorado bears the species name vicina, meaning neighborly.
While this is good news for Lesquerella
, ironically it means that Missouri has just lost the only endemic unique to the state.
Emerging crops like lesquerella
(a desert shrub) are being researched for non food uses, one of which is lipstick.
oil, an experimental oil that contains [C.
The bottom line is this technology uses castor oil, soybean oil or lesquerella
oil to allow us to make latex polymers that have wide applications," Thames said.
3] showed density effect on the Lesquerella
fendleri growth and yield.
Shaw) O'Kane and Al-Shehbaz (Brassicaceae; formerly Lesquerella
thamnophila; common name Zapata bladderpod) is a federally listed endangered species (United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 2004).
He has used the technology to study the water needs of camelina and lesquerella
, two oilseed crops, but has focused mostly on small fields of cotton and wheat.