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.

In planta testing of signal peptides and anti-microbial proteins for rapid clearance of Xylella.

PIs: Abhaya Dandekar

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $183,187
  • Start date: July 01, 2008
  • Stop date: December 31, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED