Pierce's Disease
Research Updates


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.

glassy-winged sharpshooter

Author Detail

  • Name:
    Chen, J
Published DateTitlePublicationAuthor List
August 01, 2008 Seasonal population dynamics of Draeculacephala minerva (Hemiptera : Cicadellidae) and transmission of Xylella fastidiosa Journal of economic entomology Groves, RL; Cabrera-La Rosa, JC; Johnson, NW; Civerolo, EL; Chen, J;
June 01, 2008 Hypervariations of a protease-encoding gene, PD0218 (pspB), in Xylella fastidiosa strains causing almond leaf scorch and Pierce's disease in California Applied and environmental microbiology Chen, J; Civerolo, E; Tubajika, K; Livingston, S; Higbee, B;
June 01, 2008 Variations of whole genome sequences of Xylella fastidiosa strains within the same pathotype Phytopathology Chen, J; Civerolo, E; Xie, G; Han, S;
June 01, 2008 Xylella fastidiosa isolates from mulberry harbor a 25 kilobase pair plasmid with extensive sequence identity to a plasmid from Verminephrobacter eiseniae Phytopathology Chen, J; Stenger, D;
April 01, 2008 High throughput PCR detection of Xylella fastidiosa directly from almond tissues Journal of microbiological methods Groves, R; Civerolo, EL; Chen, J; Livingston, S;
March 01, 2007 Surface motility of Xylella fastidiosa visualized by oblique illumination Canadian journal of microbiology Groves, R; Chen, J; Civerolo, E; Livingston, S;
July 01, 2007 Two whole genome sequences of Xylella fastidiosa almond leaf scorch strains Phytopathology Chen, J; Stenger, DC; Civerolo, E; Han, S; Van Sluys, M;
July 01, 2007 Susceptibility of Prunus rootstock seedlings to Xylella fastidiosa strains isolated from almond in California Phytopathology Groves, R; Chen, J; Ledbetter, C;
July 01, 2007 Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of Xylella fastidosa strains isolated from California, Georgia and Florida Phytopathology Chen, J; Civerolo, E; Livingston, S; Chang, C; Hopkins, D; Hotchkiss, M; Reilly, C;
December 31, 2008 Origins of the Xylella fastidiosa prophage-like regions and their impact in genome differentiation Plos one Kitajima, Elliot; Souza, R.; Chen, J; Civerolo, E; Nakaya, HI; Van Sluys, M; de Lima WC; Paula de Almeida LG; Vasconcelos AT; de Mello Varani A;
February 17, 2010 Genomic characterization of a phage in Xylella fastidiosa almond leaf scorch strain Phytopathology Chen, J;
September 01, 2010 Whole Genome Sequences of Two Xylella fastidiosa Strains (M12 and M23) Causing Almond Leaf Scorch Disease in California Journal of bacteriology Civerolo, EL; Chen, J; Xie, G; Han, S; Chertkov, O; Sims, D;