Moritz Traube German chemist discovered that yeast was a living organism

Moritz Traube – pioneer in physiological chemistry

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Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Biography & contributions

 

Moritz Traube was born on February 12, 1826

 

Traube was a German chemist (physiological chemistry)

 

He showed that sugar excretion in the urine of a diabetic patient rose after starch intake but fell after protein consumption

 

In 1837 Traube discovered that yeast was a living organism

 

He was the first to define enzymes as specific protein-like compounds

 

Traube proposed theory of fermentation

 

In 1864 He produced artificial semipermeable membranes


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