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.

Multilocus sequence typing to identify reservoirs of Xylella fastidiosa diversity in natural hosts in California.

PIs: Donald Cooksey; R Stouthamer; Leonard Nunney; Robert Luck

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $92,384
  • Start date: July 01, 2004
  • Stop date: August 30, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED