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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


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The glassy-winged sharpshooter is the culprit behind the spread of Pierce's disease among grapevines. The insect infects the plant with the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa when it feeds on the sap from the xylem tissue of a vine.

Photo by Reyes Garcia III.



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Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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