Project Information

Reference Number 19930011
Project Title Evaluation of Transgenic Rice Plants with Virus-derived Genes for Resistance to Tungro. Part II
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution The Scripps Research Institute (SRI)
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) Paul S. Teng, Plant Pathologist
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To evaluate transgenic rice for resistance to rice tungro disease and to gather data for risk assessment
Biosafety measures 1. Plants will be kept in isolation in a Phytotron which will be sealed to prevent unauthorized entry of persons and especially the insect vector. Plants will be placed in mylar plastic tubes for inoculation and in bigger mylar cages at the later state of plant growth which will be placed in the individual growth chamber within the large room of the phytotron.

2. Panicles of flowering plant will be bagged to prevent release of pollen.

3. In transporting the inoculated seedlings and soils to the lab for analysis, the materials will be placed in sealed plastic bags.

4. Plants and insects used in the experiments will be destroyed by incineration after experiments.

5. The seeds will be kept in hermetically sealed aluminum foil package, inside a sealed metal container and stored in the refrigerator which contains no other rice seeds.
Conditions for Approval Incineration of all plant tissues and autoclaving of soil and water used in the experiment.
Date Received 1993-01-27
Date of Approval 1993-03-08


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials 300 g Transgenic rice seeds Oryza sativa L.
Source The Scripps Research Institute (SRI), North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California, USA
Subject Request of Dr. H. Koganesawa to import transgenic rice seeds.
Requesting Party Dr. H. Koganesawa, Plant Pathologist, IRRI
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation

For issuance of permit to import 300 g Transgenic rice seeds by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry