Project Information

Reference Number 20010143
Project Title Development of Ac/Ds Transposon Tagging System in Rice for Isolation of Agronomically Important Genes
Project Type Contained Use (Glasshouse)
Status Stopped. The proponent resigned from PhilRice.
Name of Institution Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice),Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija,(044) 456-0426/0415 ext. 259
Cooperating Institution Kobe University, Japan
Supervising IBC PhilRice-IBC
Project Leader(s) Renando Solis, Project Leader
Experimental Facility/Site PhilRice, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives 1. To produce transgenic indica rice lines that carry the Ac and Ds transposons from maize and the selection markers phosphinothricin acetyl transferase gene (bar), hygromycin B phosphotransferase (hph) and â-glucoronidase gene (GUS)
2. To examine the expression and transposition activity of Ac and Ds in transformed rice seedlings.
Biosafety measures 1. Transgenic plants will be kept in isolation in the CL2 glasshouse. Security measures will be taken to prevent access from unauthorized personnel.
2. Panicles and flower clusters of the transgenic rice plants will be bagged before anthesis to prevent pollen dispersal and contamination.
3. Plant tissue samples for analysis will be transformed in sealed plastic bags inside an ice chest from the glasshouse to the laboratory.
4. The test plants and soil used will be incinerated/sterilized upon termination of the experiments.
5. Seeds harvested from primary transgenic plants and their progenies will be sealed in aluminum foil packages, properly labeled and stored in a secured isolated place.
6. When no longer needed, seeds from transgenic plants will be destroyed by autoclaving and disposed properly.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 2001-02-05
Date of Approval 2001-02-16


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials N/A
Source N/A
Subject Request of Dr. Philbert Bonilla for proposal endorsement
Requesting Party Dr. Philbert Bonilla, Chairman, PHILRICE- IBC
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation.