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:
    Kirkpatrick, BC
Published DateTitlePublicationAuthor List
November 01, 2007 Detection and visualization of an exopolysaccharide produced by Xylella fastidiosa in vitro and in planta Applied and environmental microbiology Roper, MC; Greve, LC; Labavitch, JA; Kirkpatrick, BC;
July 01, 2007 Effects of cold temperatures and variety on cold curing of Xylella fastidiosa infected grapevines Phytopathology Kirkpatrick, BC; Meyer, MM;
July 01, 2007 Xylella fastidiosa hemagglutinins: Identification of cell-cell binding domains and evaluation of their potential for producing X-fastidiosa resistant transgenic plants Phytopathology Kirkpatrick, BC; Voegel, TM;
April 01, 2007 Xylella fastidiosa requires polygalacturonase for colonization and pathogenicity in Vitis vinifera grapevines Molecular plant-microbe interactions Roper, MC; Greve, LC; Kirkpatrick, BC; Warren, JG; Labavitch, JM;
June 01, 2009 Inhibition of Xylella fastidiosa polygalacturonase to produce Pierce's disease resistant grapevines Phytopathology Kirkpatrick, BC; Warren, JG;
June 01, 2009 Examining the association between cold therapy of Pierce's disease-infected grapevines and viability of cultured Xylella fastidiosa cells in vitro Phytopathology Kirkpatrick, BC; Meyer, MM;
February 01, 2011 Influence of Inoculation Date on the Colonization of Xylella fastidiosa and the Persistence of Almond Leaf Scorch Disease Among Almond Cultivars Plant disease Kirkpatrick, BC; Cao, TS; Connell, JH; Wilhelm, M;
February 01, 2011 Analysis of Xylem Fluid Components in Almond Cultivars Differing in Resistance to Almond Leaf Scorch Disease Plant disease Andersen, PC; Brodbeck, BV; Kirkpatrick, BC; Wilhelm, M; Kasun, GW;
February 01, 2011 Exogenous Applications of Abscisic Acid Increase Curing of Pierce's Disease-Affected Grapevines Growing in Pots Plant disease Kirkpatrick, BC; Meyer, MM;
July 01, 2010 Localization and characterization of Xylella fastidiosa haemagglutinin adhesins Microbiology-sgm Kirkpatrick, BC; Matsumoto, A; Igo, MM; Voegel, TM; Warren, JG;
December 01, 2011 Modeling Cold Curing of Pierce's Disease in Vitis vinifera 'Pinot Noir' and 'Cabernet Sauvignon' Grapevines in California Phytopathology Kirkpatrick, BC; Meyer, MM; Lieth, JH; Yeo, KH;