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Reference Number 19970075
Project Title Comparative Study of Bacillus thuringiensis Gene Constructs for Enhance Rice Resistance to Stem Borers and Leaffolders
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos, Laguna
Cooperating Institution Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) Michael Cohen, Entomologist
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives 1. To evaluate rice lines transformed with endotoxin genes for enhanced insect resistance.
2. To determine which constructs provide the best control of striped stem borer (SSB), Chilo suppressalis, yellow stem borer (YSB), Scirpophaga incertulas, and two species of leaffolders, Chnaphalacrocis medinalis and Marasmia patnalis
Biosafety measures 1. The seeds will be kept in sealed plastic containers in a locked refrigerator.
2. Plants will be grown only in the CL4 greenhouse or the biosafety room of greenhouse BG08.
3. Plants grown in BG08 will be destroyed after the booting stage.
4. At the flowering stage, every panicle of plants in the CL4 will be bagged to prevent cross- pollination or escape of pollen.
5. Plants used in the experiment will be destroyed by incineration after use.
6. Mobile stages of insects (i.e. stem borer and leaffolder adults) will be kept in cages and destroyed by incineration after use.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 1997-03-06
Date of Approval 1997-05-30

 


Regulated Materials


Regulated Materials Transgenic rice seeds (containing one of the four gene construct: pSBH1, pPEPAb1, pUBb1, and pUBc1)
Source ETH-Switzerland
Subject Letter of Dr. F.A. Bernardo endorsing the request of Dr. Michael Cohen to import transgenic rice seeds (containing one of the four gene construct: pSBH1, pPEPAb1, pUBb1, and pUBc1)
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 seeds (containing one of the four gene construct: pSBH1, pPEPAb1, pUBb1, and pUBc1) by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)