Project Information

Reference Number 19960055
Project Title Control of Ripening in Papaya (Carica papaya L.) and Mango (Mangifera indica L.) by Genetic Engineering
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status N/A
Name of Institution Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), UPLB College, Laguna
Cooperating Institution 1. University of Queensland, Australia
2. Queensland Agriculture Biotechnology Center, Australia
3. Biotechnology Unit, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia
Supervising IBC UPLB-IBC
Project Leader(s) Evelyn Mae T. Mendoza, Professor
Experimental Facility/Site UPLB
Purpose / Objectives 1. For construction of antisense construct, optimization of transformation and regeneration methods for mango;
2. For continuity of the project;
3. To develop transgenic papaya with
improved postharvest
Biosafety measures 1. Containment capabilities
2. Sterilization procedures
3. Personnel awareness of biosafety procedures
4. Labeling/ designation of “risk” areas
5. Decontamination facilities
6. “Biosafetiness” of equipment or facility
7. Life stages of plant/ organism to be monitored in facility.
Conditions for Approval 1. Any transformation activity must await the construction of P2 facility and that corresponding UPLB- IBC certification should accompany the advice when such activity will commence.
2. Greenhouse experiments must await construction and certification of BL2 facilities.
3. For greenhouse experiments, the proponent should specify measures that will be undertaken to limit pollen dispersal (e.g. bagging, polyploidy, etc.)
Date Received 1996-05-09
Date of Approval 1997-01-15


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials N/A
Source N/A
Subject Request of Dr. Ida Dalmacio for funding of the project.
Requesting Party Dr. Ida Dalmacio, Chairperson, UPLB-IBC
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation