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.

Transgenic rootstock-mediated protection of grapevine scion by single and stacked DNA constructs.

PIs: David Gilchrist

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $503,078
  • Start date: July 01, 2016
  • Stop date: December 31, 2018
  • Status: APPROVED