“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Maire Curie, Scientist (1867-1934).
Monday, 15 June 2015
Dandelions deliver a desirable product: rubber. This is why the robust and undemanding plants have become the focus of attention of the rubber-producing industry. But how is rubber, contained in the plant’s white milky fluid, actually formed? A team of scientists has now identified proteins, which play a key role in the production of rubber in the plant. Thus a biotechnological production of rubber comes closer.