Kōrero: Whitehead, Hugh Robinson

Hugh Whitehead

Hugh Whitehead

Bacteriologist Hugh Whitehead made a number of outstanding contributions to science, including the 1930s discovery that the sudden failure of acid development during cheese making was caused by virus-like particles known as bacteriophages, which selectively destroy bacteria. After initial scepticism, his research was taken up by the burgeoning New Zealand dairy industry.

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P. S. Robertson. 'Whitehead, Hugh Robinson', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/5w25/whitehead-hugh-robinson (accessed 17 October 2021)