Project Information

Reference Number 19960060
Project Title Production of Transgenic Rice with Xa- 21 Gene for Resistance to Bacterial Blight
Project Type Contained Use (Laboratory)
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Cooperating Institution Department of Plant Pathology, UP Los Banos, Davis
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) Swapan K. Datta, Plant Biotechnologist
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives 1. To use product transgenic rice with Xa- 21 gene for resistance to bacterial blight.
2. To evaluate yield potential comparing yield of the transformed line with the untransformed line.
Biosafety measures 1. The tested plants will be kept in isolation in the Phytotron or transgenic greenhouse to prevent escape of pollen and access by unauthorized personnel.
2. Panicles of flowering plants will be bagged as an additional precaution against escape of pollen.
3. Plant materials for disposal will be placed in sealed plastic bags and autoclaved prior to incineration.
4. Pots and soil will be autoclaved at high temperature and high pressure after use.
5. Transgenic seeds will be kept in hermetically sealed aluminum foil packages, inside a sealed metal container and stored in locked refrigerators/ chambers designated for storage of transgenic seeds in the Tissue Culture Laboratory of IRRI.
6. Soil and other plant tissues used in
the experiments will be autoclaved
and incinerated.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 1996-06-11
Date of Approval 1997-02-10


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials 10- 100 ug in microtubes of Xa- 21 gene
Source Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, USA
Subject Request of Dr. Swapan Datta to import 10- 100 ug in microtubes, Xa-21 gene.
Requesting Party Dr. Swapan Datta, G.S. Khush, Plant Breeding and Genetics and Biochemistry Division
Action of NCBP Approved for Implementation

For issuance of permit to import 10- 100 ug in microtubes of Xa- 21 gene
by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry