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.

Bacteriophage and bacteriocins of Xylella fastidiosa: Potential biocontrol agents.

PIs: Carlos Gonzalez

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $114,750
  • Start date: January 01, 2007
  • Stop date: January 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED
  • Funded by: USDA - Texas Fund
  • Budget: $114,750
  • Start date: July 01, 2007
  • Stop date: July 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED