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.

Comparison and optimization of different methods to alter diffusible signal factor mediated signaling in Xylella fastidiosa in plants to achieve Pierce's disease control.

PIs: Steven Lindow

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $363,553
  • Start date: July 01, 2014
  • Stop date: June 30, 2017
  • Status: APPROVED