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.

HNE-CecB and PGIP transgenic grapevine field trial.

PIs: Abhaya Dandekar

Reports:
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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $78,236
  • Start date: March 01, 2010
  • Stop date: February 28, 2013
  • Status: APPROVED
  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $294,289
  • Start date: February 01, 2013
  • Stop date: March 31, 2016
  • Status: APPROVED