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Yulex gives University grant to boost guayule rubber yields

3:17 PM MDT | May 9, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Yulex Corporation (Phoenix) announced today that it will provide the University of Arizona a $3 million, five-year grant for breeding and agronomic development of guayule for the production rubber for medical, consumer, and industrial applications. Yulex and the University of Arizona will apply classical breeding along with modern tools for marker-assisted breeding to Guayule lines to select traits for the crop improvement program. University of Arizona’s Dr. Dennis Ray, a world-recognized Guayule expert, will lead the effort to produce a higher yielding...

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