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.

Patterns of Xylella fastidiosa infection in plants and effects on acquisition by insect vectors.

PIs: Steven Lindow; Alexander Purcell

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $94,301
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: December 31, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED