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Aldrin V. Gomes, Ph.D.
University of Miami School of Medicine
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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.

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Basic information about Yam Bean

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.

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Protein gel electrophoresis troubleshooting guide
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Pehowich DJ, Gomes AV, Barnes JA.
Fatty acid composition and possible health effects of coconut constituents.
West Indian Med J. 2000,  49:128-33.

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