Project Information

Reference Number 19930013
Project Title Identification and Mapping of Cellulase Genes in Penicillium Using Protoplast Fusion and Recombinant DNA Techniques
Project Type Contained Use (Laboratory)
Status Completed
Name of Institution Natural Sciences Research Institute (NSRI), U. P. Diliman, Quezon City
Cooperating Institution 1. Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD)-DOST 2. The Biotechnology Teaching Laboratory
Supervising IBC UPD-IBC
Project Leader(s) Saturnina C. Halos, Researcher IV
Experimental Facility/Site Philippines (Natural Sciences Research Institute)
Purpose / Objectives 1. To identify the number and functions of genes controlling cellulose degradation in Penicillium

2. To locate the cellulase genes in a) specific chromosome/s in Penicillium
Biosafety measures 1. Sterilization Procedures
2. Containment Capabilities
3. Decontamination Facilities: autoclave; use of standard decontamination practices
4. Labeling/ Designation of “risk” areas
Conditions for Approval Should comply with the guidelines endorsed by NCBP and NCBP recommended approval of the project for second year funding by PCASTRD
Date Received 1993-04-19
Date of Approval 1993-05-20


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials Penicillium
Source N/A
Subject Request of Dr. Saturnina Halos to import Penicillium
Requesting Party Dr. Saturnina Halos, UP Natural Science Research Institute, UP Diliman
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation

For issuance of permit to import Penicillium by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry