|Project Title||Transformation of Indica Rice (Oryza sativa L.) using Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) Mannose- Specific Lectin (GNA) Gene for Insect Resistance|
|Project Type||Contained Use|
|Name of Institution||National Crop Protection Center (NCPC), UPLB|
|Cooperating Institution||1. John Innes Centre
2. The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, USA
3. Phil. Rice Research Institute (PHILRICE)
4. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
|Project Leader(s)||Reynaldo V. Ebora, University Researcher|
|Experimental Facility/Site||IRRI and BIOTECH-UPLB, Philippines|
|Purpose / Objectives||1. To transform rice with snowdrop (GNA) lectin gene via microprojectile bombardment of immature embryo and embryonic calli.
2. To evaluate the resistance of transgenic rice expressing the GNA gene against rice brown planthopper, green leafhopper and stem borers.
|Biosafety measures||1. All transgenic plants will be kept in the transgenic greenhouse. No field release will be done.
2. Soil and other plant tissues used in
The experiment will be autoclaved and incinerated.
|Conditions for Approval||N/A|
|Date of Approval||1997-03-17|
|Regulated Materials||Plasmid construct lectin (GNA) gene|
|Source||John Innes Centre, UK|
|Subject||Request of Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora to import plasmid construct lectin (GNA) gene|
|Requesting Party||Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora,Deputy Director and University Researcher 1,BIOTECH-UPLB|
|Action of NCBP||Approved for Implementation
For issuance of permit to import plasmid construct lectin (GNA) gene
by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry