In addition to its non-allergenic properties, guayule
rubber is soft, stretchy, and strong.
seed germination under different conditioning treatments.
The new partnership will be working in tandem to sequence and assemble multiple genomes of guayule
, a rubber-producing plant indigenous to the hot, dry environments of the Southwestern US and North Central Mexico, to develop new, high-yielding varieties.
"About 3 years ago, Bridgestone purchased 180 acres in Arizona and set up a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to developing guayule
as a U.S.
Nakayama, "Properties of thermoplastic composites with cotton and guayule
biomass residues as fiber fillers," Industrial Crops and Products, vol.
(1998) in which impregnated Pine (Pinus stobus) sapwood with resin and rubber obtained from guayule
by solvent extraction prevented attack of Heterotermes, Coptotermes and Reticulitermes subterranean termites for period of 67-71 months.
However, Goldthorpe seems unaware of the problem of allergies to proteins in Hevea brasiliensis rubber, leading to a partial resurgence in the growing of guayule
rubber (Parthenium argentatum) in temperate lands.
The firm received the award for its work aimed at diversifying the world's natural rubber supply using rubber derived from guayule
, a woody desert shrub native to the Southwestern United States and Mexico.
(2010), germination of guayule
(Parthenium argentatum Gray) seeds is regulated by the balance between promoters and inhibitors.
The facility will concentrate on plant breeding, molecular genetics and development of agronomic best practices to support the global cultivation of sustainable guayule
plantations for medical, consumer, industrial and bioenergy applications.
Gupta, "Effect of light, gibberellic acid and abscisic acid on germination of guayule
(Parthenium argentatum Gray) seed," Industrial Crops and Products, vol.