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.

Inhibition of Xylella fastidiosa polygalacturonase to produce Pierce's disease resistant grapevines.

PIs: Bruce Kirkpatrick

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  • Budget: $94,762
  • Start date: January 01, 2005
  • Stop date: January 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED