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Dr. Lisa Morano has been studying Xylella
fastidiosa, the causative bacteria in Pierce's Disease for over 4 years. Directing undergraduate students at
the University of Houston - Downtown and in collaboration with scientists at the
University of California, Riverside
and the University of Texas at Tyler
as part of the Texas Pierce's Disease Research and Education Program. Dr. Morano is also interested in several other topics within the area of
viticulture and enology.
Purpose of this Website
- Portal to basic information regarding Pierce's Disease and the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium.
- Disseminate relevant research and information to growers and scientists as it becomes available.
- In time: Allow for interaction among viticulturists and researchers in mapping disease spread and identifying novel strains of X. fastidiosa.
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