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.

The role of attachment of Xylella fastidiosa to grape and insects in its virulence and transmissibility.

PIs: Steven Lindow; Alexander Purcell

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $114,233
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: June 30, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED