Project Information

Reference Number 20010146
Project Title Assessing Opportunities for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Rice – Transformation of Rice with Flavonoid Biosynthetic Pathway Genes to Study Genetic Predisposition of Rice for Forming Nodular Symbiosis with Rhizobia
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status Terminated
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan
University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
University of Georgia, Athens, USA
University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) P. M. Reddy, Affiliate Scientist
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To assess the predisposition of rice towards forming symbiotic associations with rhizobia.
Biosafety measures 1. The transgenic plants will be grown only in the CL4 Greenhouse.
2. Every panicle of the flowering plants will be bagged to prevent cross- pollination and escape of pollen.
3. Plants used in the experiments will be destroyed by incineration after use.
4. Soil together with pots that are used to grow the plants will be placed in sealed disposal plastic bags and autoclaved.
5. The seeds will be kept in sealed aluminum foil packets inside a metal container, and stored in a locked refrigerator.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 2001-06-22
Date of Approval 2001-09-15


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials C1 and R-s genes; IFS and CHR genes
Source University of Arizona, Tuczon, USA and Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan
Subject Request of Dr. Darshan Brar for permit to import C1 and R- s genes; IFS and CHR genes
Requesting Party Dr. Darshan Brar, Chairman, IRRI- IBC
Action of NCBP Approved for Implementation

For issuance of permit to import C1 and R- s genes; IFS and CHR genes by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry