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Voges-Proskauer reaction

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

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

  • 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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