|Birthname||Émile François Maupas|
|born on||2 July 1842 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )|
|Place||Vire, France, 48n50, 0w53|
|Timezone||LMT m0w53 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||09°55' 24°41 Asc. 12°52'|
French librarian, zoologist and botanist, who first described Caenorhabditis elegans in 1900 and isolated it from soil in Algeria. The annelid genus Maupasia is named after him, as is the ascarid genus Maupasiella (synonym Maupasina Seurat, 1913).
A student at the École des chartes, he later worked as an archivist (from 1867). In 1890 he was named as an administrator-curator at the Bibliothèque nationale d'Alger. He was a correspondent member of the Académie des Sciences. He died on 18 October 1916 in Algiers.
Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Education : Librarian
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Zoologist and botanist)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Caenorhabditis elegans")