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.

Management of Pierce's disease of grapevine by interfering with cell-cell communication in Xylella fastidiosa.

PIs: Steven Lindow

Reports:
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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $282,036
  • Start date: July 01, 2002
  • Stop date: June 30, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED
  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $306,424
  • Start date: July 01, 2005
  • Stop date: June 30, 2008
  • Status: APPROVED