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.

Understanding control of Xylella fastidiosa cell aggregation: Importance in colonization and biofilm development in grapevine and sharpshooter foregut.

PIs: Thomas Burr; Harvey Hoch

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $218,850
  • Start date: July 15, 2006
  • Stop date: July 14, 2008
  • Status: APPROVED