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.

Plasmid addiction as a novel approach to developing a stable plasmid vector for Xylella fastidiosa.

PIs: Michele Igo; Glenn Young

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $61,935
  • Start date: July 01, 2004
  • Stop date: September 30, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED