Project Information

Reference Number 20030180
Project Title Genetic Transformation of Rice Varieties and Elite Lines Using Hva1 Gene for Tolerance to Drought and Salinity
Project Type Contained Use (Screenhouse)
Status Stopped in 2007 when adverse environment was removed from PhilRice R&D program
Name of Institution Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice),Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija,(044) 456-0426/0415 ext. 259
Cooperating Institution Cornell University
Supervising IBC PhilRice-IBC
Project Leader(s) Antonio A. Alfonso, Supervising Science Research Specialist
Experimental Facility/Site PhilRice, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives 1. To produce transgenic rice varieties and elite breeding lines carrying the Hva1 gene for toleraance to drought and salinity.
2. To characterize the transgenic varieties/ lines in terms of presence and number of copies of the Hva1 gene.
3. To conduct screen house evaluation of the transgenic lines for tolerance to drought and salinity as well as other agronomic traits.
Biosafety measures N/A
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 2003-09-10
Date of Approval 2004-04-30


Regulated Materials

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Source N/A
Subject Request of Dr. Emmanuel Tiongco for proposal endorsement
Requesting Party Dr. Emmanuel Tiongco, Chairman, PHILRICE-IBC
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation