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

Genome sequence of a Pierce's disease strain of Xylella fastidiosa.

PIs: Ed Civerolo


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease Control Program
  • Budget: $62,500
  • Start date: October 01, 2000
  • Stop date: December 31, 2001
  • Status: APPROVED