The yam bean: A plant of promise

Junor A. Barnes, Aldrin V Gomes

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This versatile root crop supported the village economy of ancient Mayas in Mexico. Although the genus (Pachyrhizus) is supposed to be the highest producer of leguminous tubers in the world, the yam bean remains a highly under-exploited plant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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