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.

Generating Pierce's disease resistant grapevines using CRISPR/Cas9 and traditional transgenic approaches

PIs: Caroline Roper

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $124,510
  • Start date: July 01, 2019
  • Stop date: June 30, 2020
  • Status: APPROVED