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.

Field testing transgenic grapevine rootstocks expressing CAP and PGIP proteins (FY 17/18).

PIs: Abhaya Dandekar

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $117,391
  • Start date: July 01, 2017
  • Stop date: December 31, 2018
  • Status: APPROVED