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.

The development of Pierce's disease in xylem: The roles of vessel cavitation, cell wall metabolism and vessel occlusion.

PIs: John Labavitch; Mark Matthews

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $274,644
  • Start date: January 01, 2001
  • Stop date: January 01, 2004
  • Status: APPROVED