Project Information

Reference Number 19940025
Project Title Evaluation of Transgenic Rice Plants Engineered with Chitinase Genes for Sheath Blight Resistance
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution ETH- Zurich Kansas, USA Zurich, Switzerland Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) T. W. Mew, Plant Pathologist and Head, Entomology Division
Experimental Facility/Site Philippines (IRRI)
Purpose / Objectives 1. To evaluate the resistance of transgenic rice engineered with chitinase genes to sheath blight.
2. To gather information on risk analysis of transgenic rice with host defense mechanism.
Biosafety measures 1. The tested plants will be kept in isolation in the Phytotron Greenhouse to prevent
unauthorized personnel.
2. Panicles of flowering plants will be bagged to prevent release of pollen.
3. When transporting the plant materials and soils for microbial analysis, all materials will be placed in sealed plastic bags.
4. The plants will be destroyed and the pots and soil will be autoclaved at high temperatures and high pressure.
5. The seeds will be kept in hermetically sealed aluminum foil package, inside a sealed metal container and stored in the refrigerator that is properly locked.
6. All plant tissues will be incinerated and soil and water used in the experiment will be autoclaved.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 1994-02-03
Date of Approval 1994-04-08


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials 100 gms Transgenic Rice Seeds Oryza sativa
Source ETH- Zurich, Switzerland
Subject Request of Dr. T Mew for permit to import transgenic rice seeds from ETH- Zurich Switzerland
Requesting Party Dr. T Mew, IRRI Plant Pathologist
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation

For issuance of permit to import 100 gms Transgenic Rice Seeds Oryza sativa by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry.