Gustavo Zúñiga Navarro

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Académico de Jornada Completa 
Departamento de Biología 
Facultad de Química y Biología 
Universidad de Santiago de Chile 

Teléfono: (56) 22718 - 1123 
eMail: gustavo.zuniga@usach.cl 

Formación Profesional 

  • Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Chile.
  • Profesor de Estado en Química y Biología.

Líneas de Investigación o Áreas de Especialización 

  • Biotecnología Vegetal

Publicaciones Efectuadas Ultimos 5 Años 

Ribera, A and Zúñiga, G.E. (2013). "Plant natural products for fungal control- A review. J. of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 12: 4.

Zamora, P., Pardo, A., Fierro, A., Prieto, H and Zúñiga. G.E. (2013) Molecular characterization of chalcone isomerase complex gene family in Deschampsia antarctica Polar Biology: 36:1269-1280.

Manquián, K.,Zúñiga, G.E., Barrientos;, H.,Escudey, M., Molina, M., (2013). Effect of aluminum on antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds content in in vitro cultured blueberries. Boletin Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromaticas 12:603-611

Tapia, Y., Diaz, O., Pizarro, C.,Segura, R.,Vines., M.,Zúñiga, G.E.,Moreno-Jiménez, E. (2013). Atriplex atacamensis and Atriplex halimus resist As contamination in Pre-Andean soils (northern Chile) Science of the Total Environment. 450-451:188-196.

González. A.,Contreras, A.R.,Zúñiga, G.E., Moenne, M., (2014). Oligo-carrageenan kappa-induced reducing redox status and activation of TRR/TRX system increase the level of indole-3-acetic acid, gibberellin A 3 and trans-zeatin in Eucalyptus globulus trees Molecules: 19:12690-12698.

Barrientos, H., Pérez, C., Zuñiga, G.E., Mahn, A. 2014. Effect of methyl jasmonate, sodium selenate and chitosan as exogenous elicitors on the phenolic compounds profile of broccoli sprouts. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 2014. 94:2555-2561.

Junqueira-Gonçalves, M.P.,  Yáñez, L.,   Morales, C., ·Navarro , M., ·Contreras, R.A.,  Zúñiga, G.E. (2015). Isolation and Characterization of Phenolic Compounds and Anthocyanins from Murta (Ugni molinae Turcz.) Fruits. Assessment of Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity. Molecules 31:5698-713

Casanova-Katny, A., Pizarro, M., Caballero, M. M., Cordero, R. & Zúñiga, G. E. (2015). Non-structural carbohydrate content in cryptogamic Antarctic species after two years of passive warming on the Fildes Peninsula. Czech Polar Reports: 5: 88-98

Zúñiga-González, P., Zúñiga, G. E., Pizarro, M. & Casanova-Katny, A. (2016). Soluble carbohydrate content variation in Sanionia uncinata and Polytrichastrum alpinum, two Antarctic mosses with contrasting desiccation capacities. Biological Research 49:6

Ashcroft, M.B. , Casanova-Katny, A., Mengersen, K., Rosenstiel, T.N., Turnbull, J.D., Wasley, J., Waterman, M.J., Zúñiga, G.E. and Robinson, S.A. (2016). Bayesian methods for comparing species physiological and ecological response curves. Ecological Informatics 34; 35-43

Espinoza, A., , Contreras, R.A,. Zúñiga, G.E., Herrera, R., Moya-León, M., Norambuena, L., and Handford, M. (2016). FcLDP1, a Gene Encoding a Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) Domain Protein, Responds to Brassinosteroids and Abscisic Acid during the Development of Fruits in Fragaria chiloensis. Front. Plant Sci., 14.

Manquián –Cerda, K., Escudey, M., Zúñiga, G., Arancibia-Miranda, N., Molina, M and Cruces E. (2016). Effect of cadmium on phenolic compounds, antioxidant enzyme activity and oxidative stress in blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) plantlets grown in vitro. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 133:316-326

Mendoza,L; Castro,P;  Melo, R; Campo,A;  Zuñiga, G; Guerrero, J;  Cotoras, M (2016). Improvement of the antifungal activity against Botrytis  cinerea of syringic acid, a phenolic acid from grape  pomace. Journal Chilean Chemical Society 61:3039-3042.

Ruiz-Vásquez, L.Olmeda, A.S.Zúñiga, G., Villarroel L; González-Coloma, A.Reina, M. (2017) Insect antifeedant and ixodicidal compounds from Senecio adenotrichius. Chemistry and Biodiversity 14: 1600155

Shortlidge, E.E; Eppley, S.M; Kohler, H; Rosentiel, T.N; Zúñiga, G.G; Casanova-Katny, A (2017). Passive warming reduces stress and shifts reproductive effort in the Antarctic moss, Polytrichastrum alpinum.  Annals of Botany 119:27-38.

Agurto, M; Schlechter, R.O; Armijo, G; Contreras, R.A; Zúñiga, G.E; Arce-Johnson, P.(2017) Grapevine pathogenic microorganisms: Understanding infection strategies and host response scenarios. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:758

Köhler, H.; Contreras, R.A. Pizarro, M. Cortés-Antíquera, R. Zúñiga, G.E. (2017). Antioxidant responses induced by UVB radiation in Deschampsia Antarctica Desv. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 921.

S. Beltrán-Castillo, M. J. Olivares, R.A. Contreras, G. Zúñiga, I. Llona, R. von Bernhardi* and J. L. Eugenín. (2017) D-serine released by astrocytes in brainstem regulates breathing response to CO2 levels. Nature Communications. (En prensa).

Zúñiga, G.E., Tapia, A., Arenas, A., Contreras, R.A., and Zúñiga-Libano, G. (2017). Phytochemistry and Biological properties of Aristotelia chilensis a Chilean Blackberry. Phytochemistry Review (en prensea