Yokohama advances natural rubber studies

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) has carried out separate research studies with two Thai universities to help improve the quality and sustainable development of natural rubber plantations.

The research with Mahidol University, which started in 2013, analysed proteins contained in latex sap to identify the proteins involved in NR biosynthesis, YRC said 30 July.

Bangkok-based Mahidol University is said to be Thailand’s top ranked university and has demonstrated particularly strengths in the field of natural rubber research.

YRC’s study involved the extraction and nano-level analysis of more…

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