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.

Genome sequence of a Pierce's disease strain of Xylella fastidiosa.

PIs: Ed Civerolo

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease Control Program
  • Budget: $62,500
  • Start date: October 01, 2000
  • Stop date: December 31, 2001
  • Status: APPROVED