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.

Characterization and identification of Pierce's disease resistance mechanisms: Analysis of xylem anatomic structures and of natural products in xylem sap among Vitis.

PIs: Hong Lin

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $143,795
  • Start date: January 01, 2004
  • Stop date: January 01, 2006
  • Status: APPROVED