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

Patterns of Xylella fastidiosa infection in plants and effects on acquisition by insect vectors.

PIs: Steven Lindow; Alexander Purcell


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $94,301
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: December 31, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED