Yulex Corporation grants $3m to University of Arizona to breed guayule, a rubber-producing plant for arid environments.

Tech Launch Arizona, the University of Arizona’s (UA) commercialisation arm, has signed a partnership with latex producer Yulex Corporation which will see the firm grant $3m to the University. The five-year grant will be used to engineer guayule, a rubber-producing plant that lives in arid conditions, to have a higher yield with shorter harvest cycle…

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