Establishment of new crops for the production of natural rubber.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_852270D68D15
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Establishment of new crops for the production of natural rubber.
Périodique
Trends in Biotechnology
Auteur(s)
van Beilen J.B., Poirier Y.
ISSN
0167-7799[print], 0167-7799[linking]
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2007
Volume
25
Numéro
11
Pages
522-529
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Natural rubber is a unique biopolymer of strategic importance that, in many of its most significant applications, cannot be replaced by synthetic alternatives. The rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis is the almost exclusive commercial source of natural rubber currently and alternative crops should be developed for several reasons, including: a disease risk to the rubber tree that could potentially decimate current production, a predicted shortage of natural rubber supply, increasing allergic reactions to rubber obtained from the Brazilian rubber tree and a general shift towards renewables. This review summarizes our knowledge of plants that can serve as alternative sources of natural rubber, of rubber biosynthesis and the scientific gaps that must be filled to bring the alternative crops into production.
Mots-clé
Butadienes/isolation & purification, Hemiterpenes/biosynthesis, Hemiterpenes/isolation & purification, Latex/biosynthesis, Latex/isolation & purification, Pentanes/isolation & purification, Plants/chemistry, Plants/metabolism, Rubber/isolation & purification, Rubber/metabolism
Pubmed
Web of science
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24/01/2008 19:42
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20/08/2019 14:44
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