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

The role of type I secretion in the pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa.

PIs: Dean Gabriel


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $122,224
  • Start date: January 01, 2006
  • Stop date: January 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED
  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $128,560
  • Start date: August 15, 2008
  • Stop date: August 14, 2011
  • Status: APPROVED