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 chitinase to suppress Xylella fastidiosa colonization of plants and insects.

PIs: Rodrigo Almeida

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $187,293
  • Start date: July 01, 2014
  • Stop date: June 30, 2017
  • Status: APPROVED