University of California, Davis
January 12, 2016
NEWLY IDENTIFIED ENZYME MAY BE THE CULPRIT IN PIERCE’S DISEASE GRAPEVINE DAMAGE
UC Davis plant scientists have identified an enzyme that appears to play a key role in the insect-transmitted bacterial infection of grapevines with Pierce’s disease, which annually costs California’s grape and wine industries more than $100 million.
The researchers hope that the discovery, which runs counter to existing theories, will lead to new diagnostics and potential treatments for Pierce’s disease. Continue reading