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 controlling movement of Xylella

PIs: Abhaya Dandekar

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $250,000
  • Start date: September 01, 2009
  • Stop date: August 31, 2012
  • Status: APPROVED