|Project Title||Evaluation of Transgenic Plants with Viral DNA Sequences for their Resistance to Rice Viruses, in particular to Rice Tungro Disease|
|Project Type||Contained Use (Greenhouse)|
|Name of Institution||International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna|
|Cooperating Institution||John Innes Institute, Norwich, U.K.|
|Project Leader(s)||Ossmat Azzam, Tissue Culture Specialist|
|Experimental Facility/Site||IRRI, Philippines|
|Purpose / Objectives||1. To evaluate different transgenic rice lines (japonica and indica) for their resistance to rice viral diseases that are indigenous to the Philippines.
2. To use the transgenics as tools to better understand the basic biology of these viruses.
3. To assess the risks involved in using transgenics.
|Biosafety measures||1. Any experiment with transgenic rice plants will be done in the CL4 contained facility.
2. Panicles at the flowering stage will be bagged to prevent release of pollen.
3. Plants,insects, soil and water used in these experiments will be autoclaved and incinerated at the end of each experiment.
4. All generated seeds will kept in sealed plastic bags inside a sealed metal container separately from other seeds.
|Conditions for Approval||N/A|
|Date of Approval||1995-06-29|
|Regulated Materials||transgenic rice seeds with viral|
|Source||John Innes Institute, Norwich U.K.|
|Subject||Request of Dr. F.A. Bernardo to import transgenic rice seeds with viral DNA sequences|
|Requesting Party||Dr. F.A. Bernardo, Deputy Director General for International Services/ IRRI, IRRI|
|Action of NCBP||Approved for implementation
For issuance of permit to import transgenic rice seeds with viral
DNA sequences by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry