NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SGB and Yulex today said they will be collaborating on the creation of a genomics and molecular breeding program to accelerate the crop improvement of guayule as a sustainable source of biorubber.

The collaboration seeks to develop guayule as a replacement for tropical or petroleum-based rubber for medical, consumer, and industrial markets. Guayule is an industrial crop that does not compete with food or fiber crops. It requires low inputs and is a renewable source of natural rubber.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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