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:
    Silva, Francisco
Published DateTitlePublicationAuthor List
February 01, 2003 Comparative analyses of the complete genome sequences of Pierces disease and citrus variegated chlorosis strains of Xylella fastidiosa Journal of bacteriology Sluys, Marie-Anne; Silva, Francisco; Miyaki, C.; Furlan, L.; Moon, D.; Ferro, M.; Monteiro-Vitorello, C.; Oliveira, M.; Machado, Marcos; Lemos, M.; Goldman, Maria; Goldman, Gustavo; Lemos, E.; Takita, M.; Silva, A.; Camargo, Luis;
September 01, 2004 High-quality RNA, cDNA, and derived EST libraries from grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) Plant molecular biology reporter Cook, Douglas; Iandolino, Alberto; Williams, Larry; Silva, Francisco; Choi, H.; Lim, H.;
March 01, 2004 Overexpression, purification, biochemical characterization, and molecular modeling of recombinant GDP-mannosyltransferase (GumH) from Xylella fastidiosa Biochemical and biophysical research communications Silva, Francisco; Alves, C.; Selistre-De-Araujo, H.; Oliva, G.; Muniz, J.; Garratt, R.; Vettore, A.; Souza, D.; Arruda, P.; Pieri, C.; Beltramini, L.;
September 01, 2001 Fastidian gum: the Xylella fastidiosa exopolysaccharide possibly involved in bacterial pathogenicity Fems microbiology letters Silva, Francisco; Vettore, A.; Arruda, P.; Kemper, E.; Leite, A.;
June 01, 2005 Genome rearrangement distances and gene order phylogeny in gamma-proteobacteria Molecular biology and evolution Silva, Francisco; Belda, E.; Moya, A.;
October 01, 2005 Characterizing the Grape Transcriptome. Analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags from Multiple Vitis Species and Development of a Compendium of Gene Expression during Berry Development Plant physiology Iandolino, Alberto; Silva, Francisco; Cramer, Grant; Tattersall, Elizabeth; Lim, Hyunju; Kayal, Fadi; Bohlmann, Marlene; Cushman, Mary; Ergul, Ali; Figueroa, Rubi; Kabuloglu, Elif; Osborne, Craig; Rowe, Joan; Leslie, Anna; Xu, Jane; Cu, John; Baek, JongMin;
April 01, 2004 Overexpression, purification, and biochemical characterization of GumC, an enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of exopolysaccharide by Xylella fastidiosa Protein expression and purification Silva, Francisco; Selistre-De-Araujo, H.; Oliva, G.; Vettore, A.; Souza, D.; Arruda, P.; Pieri, C.; Beltramini, L.;