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.

Identification of traits of Xylella fastidiosa confering virulence to grape and insect transmission by analysis of global gene expression using DNA microarrays.

PIs: Steven Lindow

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $105,165
  • Start date: January 01, 2005
  • Stop date: January 01, 2006
  • Status: APPROVED