Project Information

Reference Number 19910004
Project Title Evaluation of Transgenic Rice Plants with Virus- Derived Genes for Resistance to Tungro
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution The Scripps Research Institute (SRI)
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) H. Koganezawa, Plant Pathologist, IRRI
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI-Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To evaluate transgenic rice for resistance to rice tungro disease.
Biosafety measures 1. Plants will be kept in isolation in a Phytotron which will be sealed to prevent unauthorized entry of persons and especially the insect vector. Plants will be placed in mylar plastic tubes for inoculation. The plants will in turn be placed in a screen cage which will be placed in the individual growth chamber within the phytotron.

2. Panicles of flowering plant will be bagged to prevent release of pollen.

3. Plants and insects used in the experiments will be destroyed by incineration after experiments.

4. The seeds will be kept in sealed plastic bags, inside a sealed metal container separately from other seeds.

5. Soil and water used during and after the experiment be autoclaved.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 1991-11-27
Date of Approval 1992-05-21


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials 20 g seeds of Transgenic Rice Oryza sativa
Source The Scripps Research Institute (SRI) La Jollia, USA
Subject Request of IRRI to import seeds of transgenic rice
Requesting Party Mr. H. Koganezawa, Plant Pathologist, IRRI
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation

For issuance of permit to import 20 g seeds of Transgenic rice Oryza sativa by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)