Project Information

Reference Number 19930019
Project Title Evaluation of Transgenic Rice Plants with Synthetic Version of Cry1A(b) Gene from Bacillus thuringiensis for Resistance to Yellow Stem Borer (Scirpophaga incertulas), Striped Stem Borer (Chilo suppressalis), Rice Leaffolders (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis and
Project Type Contained Use (Laboratory)
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution Plantech Research Institute Yokohama 227, Japan
Supervising IBC IRRI- IBC
Project Leader(s) John Bennett, Senior Molecular Biologist
Experimental Facility/Site Philippines (IRRI and NCBL)
Purpose / Objectives To evaluate transgenic rice for resistance to insect pests.
Biosafety measures 1. Plants will be kept in mylar containers in the Tissue Culture Laboratory of the NCBL Annex during testing for resistance to the insects. Plants will be placed in a screen cage during growth to seed in the IRRI Phytotron.
2. At the flowering stage, every panicle will be bagged to prevent cross pollination or escape of pollen.
3. Plants and insects used in the experiments will be destroyed by incineration after use.
4. The seeds will be kept in sealed plastic bags inside a sealed metal container and stored in a refrigerator in the Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory.
Conditions for Approval Should comply with the guidelines endorsed by NCBP
Date Received 1993-07-09
Date of Approval 1993-10-29


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials 100 seeds of transgenic rice Oryza sativa
Source Plantech Research Institute, 1000 Kamoshida, Midori- ku, Yokohama, Japan
Subject Dr. John Bennett, to import seeds of transgenic rice expressing an insecticidal protein gene, a synthetic version of the Gene from Bacillus thuringiensis
Requesting Party Dr. John Bennett, Senior Molecular Biologist, IRRI
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation

For issuance of permit to import 100 seeds of transgenic rice by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry.