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.

Genome editing of TAS4, MIR828, and targets MYBA6/A7: A critical test of Xylella fastidiosa infection and spreading mechanisms in Pierce's disease (continued).

PIs: Christopher Rock

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $203,335
  • Start date: January 01, 2018
  • Stop date: June 30, 2019
  • Status: APPROVED