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Vo·ges-Pros·kau·er reaction

n :  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
Voges, Daniel Wilhelm Otto (b 1867),
and Proskauer, 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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