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.

Genome-wide identification of rapidly evolving genes in Xylella fastidiosa: Key elements in the systematic identification of host strains, and in the search for plant-host pathogenicity candidate genes.

PIs: R Stouthamer; Leonard Nunney

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $181,344
  • Start date: January 01, 2003
  • Stop date: January 01, 2004
  • Status: APPROVED