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.

Exploiting a chemosensory signal transduction system that controls twitching motility and virulence in Xylella fastidiosa

PIs: Thomas Burr

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $242,990
  • Start date: July 01, 2010
  • Stop date: June 30, 2012
  • Status: APPROVED