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

Development of SSR markers for detection, genotyping, and genetic diversity study of Citrus huanglongbing bacterium, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'