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.

Effects of chemical milieu on attachment aggregation, biofilm formation, and vector transmission of Xylella fastidiosa strains.

PIs: Alexander Purcell

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $135,531
  • Start date: July 01, 2004
  • Stop date: October 31, 2006
  • Status: APPROVED