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.

Pierce's disease control and bacterial population dynamics in wine grape varieties grafted to rootstocks expressing anti-apoptotic transgene

PIs: David Gilchrist

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $309,657
  • Start date: July 01, 2010
  • Stop date: June 30, 2012
  • Status: APPROVED