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.

Evaluating the roles of pili in twitching and long distance movement of Xylella fastidiosa in grape xylem and in the colonization of sharpshooter foregut.

PIs: Thomas Burr; Harvey Hoch

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $256,066
  • Start date: January 01, 2005
  • Stop date: January 01, 2006
  • Status: APPROVED