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.

Screening of grape cDNA libraries and functional testing of genes conferring resistance to Pierce's disease.

PIs: David Gilchrist; James Lincoln

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $775,034
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: June 30, 2006
  • Status: APPROVED