Project Information

Reference Number 20050193
Project Title Development of elite indica Golden Rice cultivars with elevated levels of provitamin A carotenoids
Project Type Contained Use (Screenhouse)
Status Ongoing
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) College, Laguna
Cooperating Institution PHILRICE, Philippines;
Syngenta Biotechnology
The University of Freiburg (Germany)
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) Gerard Barry
Experimental Facility/Site Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering Laboratory (TCGE) of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biochemistry Division, IRRI; Transgenic plants will be grown under controlled conditions in CL4 greenhouse and subsequently in the screen house (CS07 – low level cont
Purpose / Objectives To begin the introgression of the new SGR2 Golden Rice events, produced originally in the USA, into leading Asian germplasm, and to evaluate these subsequent materials for release in a number of countries, including the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, and China.
Biosafety measures 1. The tested plants will be kept in isolation in the CL4 transgenic greenhouse to prevent access of unauthorized personnel.
2. The plant materials for disposal will be placed in sealed plastic bags.
3. The plants grown in CL4 will be destroyed and the pots and soil will be autoclaved at high temperature and high pressure.
4. The plant material from screenhouse (CS07) will be disposed through burning of straw.
5. The access to the CS07 would be for limited staff only.
6. A logbook will be maintained in CS07 to record the entry of personnel.
7. CS07 would be kept under lock.
8. CS07 facility is adequate to prevent rats, birds, etc.
9. Transgenic seeds harvested from CL4 and CS07 will be kept in hermetically sealed aluminum foil packages and stored in locked refrigerators designated for storage of transgenic seeds in the TCGE Laboratory of IRRI. Movement of all materials will be done in compliance of all relevant biosafety and phytosanitary requirements of the Philippines.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 2005-04-12
Date of Approval 2005-05-20


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials SGR2 Golden Rice events
Source Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. (SBI, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA)
Subject Request for approval of the proposal
Requesting Party N/A
Action of NCBP Approved