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.

Resistance to Pierce's disease by transgenic expression of plant-derived anti-apoptotic genes.

PIs: David Gilchrist

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $289,648
  • Start date: July 01, 2006
  • Stop date: July 01, 2008
  • Status: APPROVED