Project Information

Reference Number 20010150
Project Title Molecular Tools for Achieving Apomixis in Rice: 2 – Evaluation of the Function of LEC1 Gene for Induction of Adventitious Embryony and Expression of DMC1 Gene in Rice
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status Completed
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution Australia
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) Hei Leung, Plant Pathologist
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To use Agrobacterium- mediated transformation of rice to:
a) evaluate the function of the rice homologue of the LEAFY COTYLEDON (LEC 1) gene and its ability to induce adventitious embryony in rice tissues when controlled by the rice actin1 promoter.
b) identify cis elements that are responsible for meiotic and mitotic expression of the rice homologue of the yeast DISRUPTED MEIOSIS cDNA1 (DMC1) gene.
Biosafety measures 1. The tested plants will be kept in isolation in the CL4 transgenic greenhouse to prevent access of unauthorized personnel.
2. Panicles of flowering plants will be bagged to prevent spread of pollen into environment.
3. Transgenic seeds will be harvested, stored, and analyzed for transgene integration and expression.
4. After analyses, the transgenic materials, pots and soil will be autoclaved and disposed as prescribed by NCBP.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 2001-12-10
Date of Approval 2001-12-15


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials N/A
Source N/A
Subject Request of Dr. Darshan Brar for proposal endorsement
Requesting Party Dr. Darshan S. Brar, Chairperson, IRRI-IBC
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation