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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    Killiny, N
Published DateTitlePublicationAuthor List
June 01, 2008 Role of fimbrial and afimbrial adhesins and gum production on Xylella fastidiosa insect transmission Phytopathology Killiny, N; Almeida, R;
July 01, 2007 In vitro attachment of Xylella fastidiosa to polysaccharides Phytopathology Killiny, N; Almeida, R;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;