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.

The roles that different pili classes in Xylella fastidiosa play in colonization of grapevines and Pierce's disease pathogenesis.

PIs: Thomas Burr; Harvey Hoch

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $248,633
  • Start date: January 01, 2006
  • Stop date: January 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED