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.

Genomic sequencing of biocontrol strain EB92-1 and identification of elicitor(s) of effective defense in Vitis vinifera against Pierce s disease.

PIs: Dean Gabriel

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $158,560
  • Start date: September 01, 2009
  • Stop date: August 31, 2012
  • Status: APPROVED