Guayule plants in an ARS research greenhouse. (Photo by Byung-guk Kang/USDA/ARS)

Guayule: Past Meets Future

Dan Industry News Release

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) team is putting their own spin on the phrase, “Where the rubber hits the road.” Using biotech tools, the team has developed an improved variety of guayule plant as a natural source of tire rubber. Chemist Colleen McMahan achieved the technological feat together with molecular biologists Grisel Ponciano, Niu Dong and Dante Placido and …