Project Information

Reference Number 19920008
Project Title Evaluation of the Importance of Increased Frequency of Genes for Alcoholic Fermentation to Flooding Tolerance of Plants- Response of Intact Plants
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Australia
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) K. Fischer
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To determine 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. There is also no cotton being grown within a 200 m radius of IRRI so the chances of cross pollination are almost nil.

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. If these seeds are not used within 1 year they will be disposed off by autoclaving.

3. Required incineration of all plant tissues and autoclaving of used soil and water.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 1992-10-05
Date of Approval 1992-12-23


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials 200 seeds or less Cotton Gossypium hirsutum L
Source Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Subject Request of Dr. Timothy L. Setter to Import Transgenic Seeds
Requesting Party Dr. Timothy L. Setter, Plant Pathologist,IRRI
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation
For issuance of permit to import 200 seeds or less Cotton Gossypium hirsutum L. by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry