Pierce's disease

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Pierce's disease

[′pirs·əz di‚zēz]
(plant pathology)
A virus disease of grapes in which there is mottling between the veins of leaves, early defoliation, and early ripening and withering of the fruit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Two Xylella fastidiosa genotypes associated with almond leaf scorch on the same location in California.
While several researchers have worked to transform cultivars genetically so that vines will produce a protein that will stop the spread of Xylella fastidiosa once it is introduced, Walker took a different tack at UC Davis and used breeding techniques to gradually develop vinifera cultivars that are resistant to PD.
Caption: Glassy-winged sharpshooter spreads Xylella fastidiosa, the causal agent of Pierce's disease.
When it shoves its tubelike mouthparts into a plant to suck sap from the xylem, the insect may transmit a deadly plant bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa, in its saliva.
Assays for grapevine viruses phytoplasmas and Xylella fastidiosa failed to detect a causal agent.
Sharpshooter infestations in Florida citrus are a concern due to potential introduction of citrus variegated chlorosis (CVC), a serious disease of citrus caused by a strain of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al.
Labex and the ARS Office of International Research Programs have also helped foster an important collaboration between ARS and Brazil's Sao Paulo State Research Foundation to successfully sequence the genome of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, strains of which cause Pierce's disease, a major U.S.