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.

Plant - glassy-winged sharpshooter interactions: Physiological and biochemical mechanisms involved in host plant selection with particular reference to lemon and orange trees.

PIs: Nick Toscano

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $142,560
  • Start date: January 01, 2003
  • Stop date: January 01, 2004
  • Status: APPROVED