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.

Culture-independent analysis of endophytic microbial communities in grapevine in relation to Pierce's disease.

PIs: Donald Cooksey; James Borneman

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $177,673
  • Start date: January 01, 2004
  • Stop date: January 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED