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.

Investigation of genetic variability and gene expression differences among Xylella fastidiosa strains in Texas.

PIs: Lisa Morano; Blake Bextine

Reports:
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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $125,228
  • Start date: January 01, 2006
  • Stop date: January 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED
  • Funded by: USDA - Texas Fund
  • Budget: $166,228
  • Start date: January 01, 2007
  • Stop date: January 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED