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Journal Article

Oils and Rubber from Arid Land Plants

Jack D. Johnson and C. Wiley Hinman
Science
New Series, Vol. 208, No. 4443 (May 2, 1980), pp. 460-464
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1683265
Page Count: 5

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Abstract

In this article the economic development potentials of Cucurbita species (buffalo gourd and others); Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba), Euphorbia lathyris (gopher plant), and Parthenium argentatum (guayule) are discussed. All of these plants may become important sources of oils or rubber.

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