The yam bean: A plant of promise

Junor A. Barnes, Aldrin V Gomes

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Abstract

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
JournalBiologist
Volume45
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Barnes, J. A., & Gomes, A. V. (1998). The yam bean: A plant of promise. Biologist, 45(5), 221-224.

The yam bean : A plant of promise. / Barnes, Junor A.; Gomes, Aldrin V.

In: Biologist, Vol. 45, No. 5, 11.1998, p. 221-224.

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Barnes, JA & Gomes, AV 1998, 'The yam bean: A plant of promise', Biologist, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 221-224.
Barnes JA, Gomes AV. The yam bean: A plant of promise. Biologist. 1998 Nov;45(5):221-224.
Barnes, Junor A. ; Gomes, Aldrin V. / The yam bean : A plant of promise. In: Biologist. 1998 ; Vol. 45, No. 5. pp. 221-224.
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