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 Xylella fastidiosa cyclic diguanylate pathway for Pierce's disease control.

PIs: David Appel; Paul de Figueiredo

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $130,001
  • Start date: January 01, 2007
  • Stop date: January 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED
  • Funded by: USDA - Texas Fund
  • Budget: $165,000
  • Start date: July 01, 2007
  • Stop date: July 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED