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

Spatial colonization of Xylella fastidiosa in the foregut of glassy-winged sharpshooter supports two types of egestion in the inoculation mechanism

  • Author(s): Backus, EA;
  • Abstract:
  • Publication Date: Feb 2010
  • Journal: Phytopathology