What is Pierce's Disease?

Pierce’s Disease is a bacterial infection, which is spread by bugs that feed on grapevines, particularly the "glassy winged sharpshooter." Grapevines that become infected with PD can quickly become sick and die.

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    Almeida, RPP
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May 01, 2008 Host colonization differences between citrus and coffee isolates of Xylella fastidiosa in reciprocal inoculation Scientia agricola Lopes, JRS; Prado, SD; Demetrio, CGB; Borgatto, AF; Almeida, RPP;
June 01, 2008 Genetic structure and biology of Xylella fastidiosa strains causing disease in citrus and coffee in Brazil Applied and environmental microbiology Lopes, JRS; Almeida, RPP; Nascimento, FE; Chau, J; Prado, SS; Tsai, CW; Lopes, SA;
May 01, 2009 Context-dependent transmission of a generalist plant pathogen: host species and pathogen strain mediate insect vector competence Entomologia experimentalis et applicata Daugherty, Matthew; Lopes, JRS; Almeida, RPP;
February 17, 2010 Estimating Xylella fastidiosa transmission parameters: decoupling sharpshooter number and feeding period Entomologia experimentalis et applicata Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP;
February 17, 2010 Temperature mediates vector transmission efficiency: inoculum supply and plant infection dynamics Annals of applied biology Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP; Bosco, D;
February 17, 2010 Host structural carbohydrate induces vector transmission of a bacterial plant pathogen Proceedings of the national academy of sciences of the united states of america Almeida, RPP; Killiny, N;
February 17, 2010 Context-dependent transmission of a generalist plant pathogen: host species and pathogen strain mediate insect vector competence Entomologia experimentalis et applicata Lopes, JRS; Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP;
June 01, 2011 Background matching behaviour and pathogen acquisition: plant site preference does not predict the bacterial acquisition efficiency of vectors Arthropod-plant interactions Almeida, RPP; Killiny, N; Rashed, A; Kwan, J;
April 01, 2011 Spatial Genetic Structure of a Vector-Borne Generalist Pathogen Applied and environmental microbiology Almeida, RPP; Coletta, HD; Bittleston, LS;
October 01, 2010 Strain origin drives virulence and persistence of Xylella fastidiosa in alfalfa Plant pathology Lopes, JRS; Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP;
October 01, 2010 Role of Cyclic di-GMP in Xylella fastidiosa Biofilm Formation, Plant Virulence, and Insect Transmission Molecular plant-microbe interactions Chatterjee, S; Lindow, SE; Almeida, RPP; Killiny, N;
September 01, 2010 Chitin Utilization by the Insect-Transmitted Bacterium Xylella fastidiosa Applied and environmental microbiology Almeida, RPP; Prado, SS; Killiny, N;
July 01, 2010 Strain-specific alfalfa water stress induced by Xylella fastidiosa European journal of plant pathology Lopes, JRS; Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP;
June 01, 2010 Vector within-host feeding preference mediates transmission of a heterogeneously distributed pathogen Ecological entomology Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP; Lopes, J;
December 01, 2009 Host structural carbohydrate induces vector transmission of a bacterial plant pathogen Proceedings of the national academy of sciences of the united states of america Almeida, RPP; Killiny, N;
October 01, 2011 Grapevine Genotype Susceptibility to Xylella fastidiosa does not Predict Vector Transmission Success Environmental entomology Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP; Rashed, A;
October 01, 2011 Vector preference for hosts differing in infection status: sharpshooter movement and Xylella fastidiosa transmission Ecological entomology Perring, TM; Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP; Rashed, A;
February 01, 2012 Disrupting the Transmission of a Vector-Borne Plant Pathogen Applied and environmental microbiology Almeida, RPP; Killiny, N; Rashed, A;
December 01, 2011 Gene regulation mediates host specificity of a bacterial pathogen Environmental microbiology reports Almeida, RPP; Killiny, N;