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:
    Daugherty, MP
Published DateTitlePublicationAuthor List
February 17, 2010 Estimating Xylella fastidiosa transmission parameters: decoupling sharpshooter number and feeding period Entomologia experimentalis et applicata Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP;
February 17, 2010 Temperature mediates vector transmission efficiency: inoculum supply and plant infection dynamics Annals of applied biology Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP; Bosco, D;
February 17, 2010 Context-dependent transmission of a generalist plant pathogen: host species and pathogen strain mediate insect vector competence Entomologia experimentalis et applicata Lopes, JRS; Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP;
October 01, 2010 Strain origin drives virulence and persistence of Xylella fastidiosa in alfalfa Plant pathology Lopes, JRS; Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP;
July 01, 2010 Strain-specific alfalfa water stress induced by Xylella fastidiosa European journal of plant pathology Lopes, JRS; Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP;
June 01, 2010 Vector within-host feeding preference mediates transmission of a heterogeneously distributed pathogen Ecological entomology Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP; Lopes, J;
October 01, 2011 Grapevine Genotype Susceptibility to Xylella fastidiosa does not Predict Vector Transmission Success Environmental entomology Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP; Rashed, A;
October 01, 2011 Vector preference for hosts differing in infection status: sharpshooter movement and Xylella fastidiosa transmission Ecological entomology Perring, TM; Almeida, RPP; Daugherty, MP; Rashed, A;