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Voges–Proskauer reaction

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noun Vo·ges–Pros·kau·er reaction \ˈfō-gəs-ˈpräs-ˌkau̇-ər-\

Medical Definition of Voges–Proskauer reaction

  1. :  a method for detecting the presence of acetoin in a bacterial broth culture in which the addition of a concentrated solution of sodium hydroxide produces a red color in the presence of the substance

Biographical Note for voges–proskauer reaction

Voges

,

Daniel Wilhelm Otto

(born 1867), and

Proskauer

\ˈprȯs-ˌkau̇-ər\,

Bernhard

(1851–1915), German bacteriologists. In 1898 at the Institute for Infectious Diseases, Proskauer and Voges developed the Voges-Proskauer reaction.


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