Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Novel transdisciplinary study uncovers microbes that may one day deter major grape disease

(American Phytopathological Society) Researchers at the University of California-Riverside (UCR) conducted a novel transdisciplinary study to characterize the microbial communities within the vascular system of grapevines and their connections with Pierce's disease, an economically significant disease of the California grape industry. Through the study, the researchers found potentially beneficial microbes that could one day be used as a deterrent to Xylella fastidiosa, the pathogen that causes Pierce's disease.