Project Information

Reference Number 19990108
Project Title Evaluation of Transgenic Plants with Viral DNA Sequences for their Resistance to Rice Viruses, in particular to Rice Tungro Disease
Project Type Contained Use
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution Institute for Plant Sciences (IPS);
John Innes Institute (JII);
The Scripps Research Institute (SRI);
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) Ossmat Azzam, Tissue Culture Specialist
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To evaluate different transgenic lines (japonica and indica) for their resistance to rice viral diseases that are indigenous to the Philippines.
Biosafety measures 1. Any experiment with transgenic rice plants will be done in the CL4 contained facility.
2. Panicles will be bagged at the flowering stage to prevent release of pollen.
3. Plants, insects, soil and water used in these experiments will be autoclaved and incinerated at the end of each experiment.
4. All generated seeds will be kept in sealed plastic bags inside a sealed metal container separately from other seeds.
Conditions for Approval The committee shall request the PQS of the BPI to release the transgenic rice seeds, which is currently being kept at the facility of the PQS, to the IRRI-IBC.
Date Received 1999-05-12
Date of Approval 1999-12-15


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials 3-5 g transgenic rice seeds with viral DNA sequences
Source Institute of Plant Sciences, ETH, Switzerland
Subject Request of Dr. Ossmat Azzam for permit to import transgenic rice seeds with viral DNA sequences
Requesting Party Dr. Ossmat Azzam, Tissue Culture Specialist,IRRI
Action of NCBP Approved for Implementation

For issuance of permit to import transgenic rice seeds with viral DNA sequences by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry.