Project Information

Reference Number 19950052
Project Title Evaluation of the Importance of the Increased Frequency of Genes for Alcoholic Fermentation (AF) of Plants- Response of Intact Rice Plants Under and Over Expression of Pdc, pyruvate decarboxylase, forst gene fpr AF
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Cooperating Institution 1. Agriculture Western Australia
2. Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) T.L. Setter
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To test whether increasing the genes for alcoholic fermentation in plants results in an increased tolerance to flooding via increased energy production.
Biosafety measures 1. Plants will be kept in isolation in a Phytotron which will be sealed to prevent unauthorized entry of persons. In any work involving growth of plants >30 day old plants will be grown in the CL4 greenhouse.
2. After experiments any unused tissues or used media will be autoclaved before discarding.
3. Seeds produced by the transgenic plants will be kept in sealed plastic bags separately from other seeds.
4. All plant tissues and soil used in the experiment will be autoclaved and incinerated.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 1995-12-06
Date of Approval 1996-01-11


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials Transgenic rice seed
Source Australia
Subject Request of Dr. F.A. Bernardo to import transgenic rice seed from Australia
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 seed by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry