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.

Comparison of Pierce's disease in resistant, tolerant, and susceptible grape varieties: Correlation of xylem structure and Xylella fastidiosa infection.

PIs: B. Greg Cobb

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - Texas Fund
  • Budget: $21,000
  • Start date: July 01, 2006
  • Stop date: July 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED