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

Isolation, characterization and genetic manipulation of Xylella fastidiosa hemagglutinin genes

PIs: Bruce Kirkpatrick


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $64,260
  • Start date: July 01, 2010
  • Stop date: June 30, 2011
  • Status: APPROVED