|Aldrin V. Gomes, Ph.D.|
|University of Miami School of Medicine|
The Mexican Yam Bean
The promotion of the Mexican Yam Bean (Pachyrhizus erosus L. Urban) as a potential West Indian crop of economic importance. This genus Pachyrhizus is attributed with the highest production of leguminous tubers on a world basis. On a dry weight basis, the Mexican Yam Bean contains 2-4 times the protein content of other tubers such as yam and cassava.
Barnes, J.A. and Gomes, A.V. (1998) The Yam Bean: a plant of promise. Biologist 45, 221-224.
Gomes, A.V., Sirju-Charran, G. and Barnes, J.A. (1997) Major proteins of Yam Bean tubers. Phytochemistry 46,185-193.
Barnes JA, Gomes AV. The Mexican Yam Bean: A Potential Caribbean Crop. Jamaican Journal. 2001, 28:33-38.
Protein Gel Electrophoresis
Improvements in Protein Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE) Methods.
Gomes, A.V. and Barnes, J.A. (1998) Cost- and time-efficient gel electrophoresis for mini-gel systems. Anal. Biochem. 260,106-108.