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Continental Opens German Research Lab for Dandelion Rubber

Continental AG recently announced that it has opened Taraxagum Lab Anklam, a laboratory for research into dandelion rubber. The new facility is located in Anklam, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The research lab will conduct R&D efforts into cultivation and extraction processes for the Russian dandelion, looking to use this as a source of natural rubber. Plans are to then utilize this as...

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IPCR Builds Genetic Database for Rubber Tree Research

The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (IPCR/RIKEN) has revealed that it has constructed a gene transcription database which will serve as the basis for research into the genome of the rubber tree. The database makes it possible to use a browser to sequence the genome, find genes and access full-length cDNA. Researchers will be able to use it to...

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