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.

Determine if bacterial polysaccharides produced by Xylella fastidiosa are causative agents of Pierce's disease.

PIs: Neil Price

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $49,277
  • Start date: January 01, 2001
  • Stop date: January 01, 2002
  • Status: APPROVED