Project Information

Reference Number 19950043
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)
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution John Innes Institute, Norwich, U.K.
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
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 Received 1995-05-18
Date of Approval 1995-06-29


Regulated Materials

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