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.

Research in the surveying of insect vectors of Pierce's disease and Pierce's disease-infected plants for the presence of bacteriophage that infest Xylella fastidiosa.

PIs: Carol Lauzon

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $632
  • Start date: January 01, 2001
  • Stop date: January 01, 2002
  • Status: APPROVED