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.
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Mechanisms of Pierce's disease transmission in grapevines: The xylem pathways and movement of Xylella fastidiosa.
Thomas Rost, Mark Matthews
Submitted: May 28, 2009
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Importation of parasitoids of Homalodisca and other Proconiini genera from northwestern Mexico for the biological control of the glassy-winged sharpshooter.
Submitted: May 26, 2009
Inhibition of Xylella fastidiosa polygalacturonase to produce Pierce's disease resistant grapevines.
Submitted: May 22, 2009
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Exploiting Xylella fastidiosa proteins for Pierce's disease control.
Ed Civerolo, George Bruening
Submitted: May 01, 2009