Moritz Traube German chemist discovered that yeast was a living organism

Moritz Traube – pioneer in physiological chemistry

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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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