Biólogo, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile

Grados Académicos

Magíster en Ciencias con mención en Botánica, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

PhD in Natural Sciences, Universität Duisburg- Essen, Alemania


Líneas de Investigación

  • Ecología Química
  • Interacciones Planta-Insecto
  • Interacciones Planta-Microorganismos
  • Interacciones Mutualistas
  • Estrategias de Defensa en Plantas


Producción Científica


2021-2024: “Hongos endófitos como agentes de control biológico de insectos plaga de la especie Chenopodium quinoa (Amaranthaceae)”. Fondecyt Postdoc N° 3210334. Investigadora Patrocinante

2019-2022. “Climate change: Understanding the effects of heat and drought on native plant-insect interactions” Proyecto de Investigación Conjunta Conicyt-Sociedad Max Planck MPG190015. Investigadora Responsable

2019-2021. “Chemical and Molecular Ecology in South America: the use of novel technical tools to understand nature”. Formación de Redes Internacionales-Conicyt N° 190114. Investigadora Responsable

2019-2022. “Efecto dual de hongos entomopatógenos nativos como agentes de control biológico de la polilla Europea de la vid (Lobesia botrana) y su rol como promotores de crecimiento vegetal”. Fondecyt Postdoc N° 3190754. Investigadora Patrocinante.

2018-2021. Proyecto Núcleo Científico Tecnológico para el Desarrollo Costero Sustentable. MECESUP – Convenio de Desempeño Educación Superior Regional 2017 UCSC1795. Co-Investigadora

2019-2021. “Ensambles larvales de dípteros en ambientes intermareales rocosos’. CIBAS (UCSC). Co-Investigadora

2019-2021. “El rol de las señales olfativas y táctiles en la decisión de oviposición por parte de la mariposa diurna Battus polydamas archidamas (Papilionidae)”. DINREG 02/2019 (UCSC). Investigadora Responsable.

2015-2020. Max Planck – UCSC partner research group. Investigadora responsable.

2013-2016. “Foliar endophytic fungi (FEF) and their protective role against herbivores and pathogens in native woody plants of a Southern temperate rainforest”. Proyecto Fondecyt de Iniciación N° 11130039. Investigadora responsable


Publicaciones (*: WOS)

Guevara-Araya, MJ., Escobedo, V.M., Palma-Onetto, V., González-Teuber, M. (2022) Changes in diversity and community composition of root endophytic fungi associated with Aristolochia chilensis along an aridity gradient in the Atacama Desert. Plants 11: 1511. *

González-Teuber, M., Contreras R.A., Zúñiga, G.E., Barrera, D., Bascuñán-Godoy, L. (2022). Synergistic association of root endophytic fungi improves physiological and biochemical responses of Chenopodium quinoa to salt stress. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 787318. *

Aguilera Sammaritano, J., Caballero, J., Deymié, M., Rosa, M., Vázquez, F., Pappano, D., Lechner, B., González-Teuber, M. (2021). Dual effects of entomopathogenic fungi on control of the pest Lobesia botrana and the pathogenic fungus Eutypella microtheca on grapevine. Biological Research 54: 44. *

Gianoli, E., González-Teuber, M., Vilo, C., Guevara-Araya, M.J., Escobedo, V.M. (2021). Endophytic bacterial communities are associated with leaf mimicry in the vine Boquila trifoliolata. Scientific Reports 11: 22673. *

Palma-Onetto, V., Olina, D., González-Teuber, M. (2021). Lethal and oxidative stress side effects of organic and synthetic pesticides on the insect predator Rhyzobius lophanthae. Entomologia Generalis 41: 345-355. *

González-Teuber, M., Palma-Onetto, V., Aguilera-Sammaritano, J., Mithöfer, A. (2021). Roles of leaf functional traits in fungal endophyte colonization: potential implications for host-pathogen interactions. Journal of Ecology 109: 3972-3987. *

Palma-Onetto V, Parra LE, González-Teuber, M (2020) Morphological description of larval stages of the butterfly Battus polydamas archidamas, including notes on its eggs and defensive glands. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 74(3), 154-162. *

Guevara-Araya MJ, Vilo C, Urzúa A, González-Teuber M (2020) Differences in community composition of endophytic fungi between above- and below-ground tissues of Aristolochia chilensis in an arid ecosystem. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 93. *

González-Teuber M, Vilo C, Guevara-Araya MJ, Salgado-Luarte C, Gianoli E (2020) Leaf resistance traits influence endophytic fungi colonization and community composition in a South American temperate rainforest. Journal of Ecology *

 González-Teuber M, Urzúa A, Morales A, Ibañez C, Bascuñán-Godoy L (2019) Benefits of a root fungal endophyte on physiological processes and growth of the vulnerable legume tree Prosopis chilensis (Fabaceae). Journal of Plant Ecology 12: 264-271 *

Echeverría J, González-Teuber M, Urzúa A (2019) Antifungal activity against Botrytis cinerea of labdane-type diterpenoids isolated from the resinous exudate of Haplopappus velutinus Remy (Asteraceae). Natural Product Research 33:2408-2412. *

Bascuñán-Godoy L, Cifuentes L, Pinto K, Álvarez R, González-Teuber M, Sanhueza C, Bravo LA (2018) N supply effects on photosynthesis and photoprotective attributes during drought-induced senescence in three Lowland Quinoa genotypes. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 994. *

Araya M, García S, González-Teuber M (2018) Rapid identification and simultaneous quantification of aristolochic acids by HPLC-DAD and confirmations by MS in Aristolochia chilensis using a limited biomass. Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry 5036542. DOI: 10.1155/2018/5036542. *

Espinoza J, Urzúa A, Bardehle L, Quiroz A, Echeverría J, González-Teuber M (2018) Antifeedant effects of essential oil, extracts and isolated sesquiterpenes from heartwood of Pilgerodendron uviferum (D. Don) Florin against the red clover borer Hylastinus obscurus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Molecules 23: 1282. *

González-Teuber M, Urzúa A, Plaza P, Bascuñán-Godoy L (2018) Effects of root endophytic fungi on response of the crop Chenopodium quinoa to drought stress. Plant Ecology 219: 231-240. *

Carvajal F, Huanca H, González-Teuber M, Urzúa A, Echeverría J (2017) Uses of hazardous medicinal plants: composition of the essential oil of Clinopodium gilliesii (Benth.) Kuntze (Lamiaceae) collected in Chile. Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas 16: 486-492. *

González-Teuber M, Vilo C, Bascuñán-Godoy L (2017) Molecular characterization of endophytic fungi associated with the roots of Chenopodium quinoa inhabiting the Atacama Desert, Chile. Genomics Data 11: 109-112. *

González-Teuber M, Quiroz CL, Concha-Bloomfield I, Cavieres LA (2017) Enhanced fitness and greater herbivore resistance: implications for dandelion invasion in an Alpine habitat. Biological Invasions 19: 647-653. *

Celedón-Neghme C, Santamaría L, González-Teuber M (2016) The role of pollination drops in animal pollination in the Mediterranean gymnosperm Ephedra fragilis (Gnetales). Plant Ecology 12: 1545-1552. *

González-Teuber M (2016) The defensive role of foliar endophytic fungi for a South American tree. AoB PLANTS 8: plw050; doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plw050. *

González-Teuber M, Heil M (2015) Comparative anatomy and physiology of myrmecophytes: ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Research and Reports in Biodiversity Studies. 4: 21-32. *

González-Teuber M, Jiménez-Alemán GH, Boland W (2014) Fungal endophytes as potential protectors from pathogens in myrmecophytic Acacia plants. Communicative and Integrative Biology 7:1-4. *

González-Teuber M, Kaltenpoth M, Boland W (2014) Mutualistic ants as an indirect defence against leaf pathogens. New Phytologist 202: 640-650. * This article was reported in the Science and technology column of The Economist:

González-Teuber M, Silva-Bueno JC, Heil M, Boland W (2012) Increased host investment in extrafloral nectar (EFN) improves the efficiency of a mutualistic defensive service. PLoS ONE 7(10): e46598. *

González-Teuber M, Heil M (2010) Pseudomyrmex ants and acacia host plants join efforts to protect their mutualism from microbial threats. Plant Signaling and Behaviour 5: 890-892. *

González-Teuber M, Pozo MJ, Muck A, Svatos A, Heil M (2010) Glucanases and chitinases as causal agents in the protection of Acacia extrafloral nectar from infestation by phytopathogens. Plant Physiology 152: 1705-1715.  *

Heil M, Orona-Tamayo D, Eilmus S, Kautz S, González-Teuber M (2010) Chemical communication and coevolution in an ant-plant mutualism. Chemoecology 20: 63-74. *

Heil M, González-Teuber M, Clement LW, Kautz S, Verhaagh M, Silva Bueno JC (2009) Divergent investment strategies of Acacia myrmecophytes and the coexistence of mutualists and exploiters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 106: 18091-18096. *

González-Teuber M, Heil M (2009) Nectar chemistry is tailored for both attraction of mutualists and protection from exploiters. Plant Signaling and Behavior 4: 1-5. *

González-Teuber M, Heil M (2009) The role of extrafloral nectar amino acids for the preferences of facultative and obligate ant mutualists. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35:459-468. *

González-Teuber M, Eilmus S, Muck A, Svatos A, Heil M (2009) Pathogenesis-related proteins protect extrafloral nectar from microbial infestation. Plant Journal 58:464-473. *

Quiroz CL, Choler P, Baptist F, González-Teuber M, Molina-Montenegro MA, Cavieres LA (2009) Alpine dandelions originated in the native and introduced range differ in their response to environmental constraints. Ecological Research 24: 175-183. *

González-Teuber M, Segovia R, Gianoli E (2008) Oviposition patterns and offspring performance in a seed beetle (Coleoptera: Bruchidae): effects of maternal diet and seed size. Naturwissenschaften 95: 609-615. *

González-Teuber M, Gianoli E (2008) Damage and shade enhance climbing and promote associational resistance in a climbing plant. Journal of Ecology 96: 122-126. *

Gianoli E, Suárez LH, Gonzáles WL, González-Teuber M, Acuña-Rodríguez IS (2007) Host-associated variation in sexual size dimorphism and fitness effects of adult feeding in a bruchid beetle. Entomological Experimentalis et Applicata 122: 233-237. *

González-Teuber M, Gianoli E (2007) Tolerance to simulated herbivory in two populations of Convolvulus chilensis (Convolvulaceae). Acta Oecologica 32: 119-123. *

Gianoli E, González-Teuber M  (2005) Environmental heterogeneity and population differentiation in plasticity to drought in Convolvulus chilensis (Convolvulaceae). Evolutionary Ecology 19: 603-613. *

Gianoli E,  González-Teuber M (2005) Effect of support availability mother plant genotype and maternal support environment on the twining vine Ipomoea purpurea. Plant Ecology 179: 231-235. *


 Capítulos de libros

Heil M, González-Teuber M (2017) The study of interspecific interactions in habitats under anthropogenic disturbance: importance and applications. In: Oliveira PS, Koptur S (eds). Ant-Plant Interactions: Impacts of Humans on Terrestrial Ecosystems. Cambridge University Press.