Medical Definition of Voges–Proskauer reaction
: 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
Daniel Wilhelm Otto (born 1867), and
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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