The Parthenium Argentatum Resists Termites and Fungi


The secretions of the parthenium argentatum have the effect of repelling termites and fungi that would deteriorate its wood.

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Nakayama et al., Guayule as a wood preservative, Industrial Crops and Products, 14 , 105–111, 2001

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The Parthenium Argentatum’s function could be used to create a termite repellent for wooden buildings, a coating agent for wooden bathtubs, or a new type of mold repellent.

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