SRI makes major discovery in natural rubber synthesis research

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The results of SRI’s groundbreaking joint research with Tohoku University, Japan, on the biosynthetic machinery of natural rubber in Para rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) have been published in the open access scientific journal, eLife.This research has resulted in the major discovery that three specific types of protein play a major role in rubber synthesis.

Thanks to this discovery, the company can further its understanding of the mechanisms behind the synthesis of rubber, as well as further advancements in technologies that contribute to ensuring a more stable supply of natural rubber.

The results are available here.

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