Dandelions for rubber, starch for spun fibers, and hair for bio-leather showcase feedstock versatility

As the search for rubber alternatives rubber goes on (see the February 24, 2011 LRMCJ and the October 6, 2011 LRMCJ), researchers are turning to the humble dandelion as a latex source. It is no secret dandelion root secretes latex when crushed; however, scientists have long been stumped by its tende...

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