|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|
|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);
|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 of Approval||1999-12-15|
|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.