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.

Characterization of Xylella fastidiosa plant cell wall degradation and inhibition of the Type II secretion machinery.

PIs: Caroline Roper

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $304,859
  • Start date: July 01, 2016
  • Stop date: January 31, 2019
  • Status: APPROVED