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

Competitive binding influences Xylella fastidiosa vector load: Confocal and SEM images of GFP-expressing Xf in glassy-winged sharpshooter foreguts

  • Author(s): Backus, EA;
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  • Publication Date: Jul 2007
  • Journal: Phytopathology