Project Information

Reference Number 19990117
Project Title Use of mannose selection in rice transformation
Project Type Contained Use (Greenhouse)
Status Completed
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution Novartis
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) Swapan K. Datta, Plant Biotechnologist
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To evaluate the use of phosphomannose isomerase gene as an alternative selection method in rice transformation
Biosafety measures a. The tested plants will be kept in isolation in the CL4 transgenic greenhouse to prevent access of unauthorized personnel.
b. Panicles of flowering plants will be bagged to prevent release of pollen.
c. The plant materials for disposal will be placed in sealed plastic bags.
d. The plants will be destroyed and the pots and soil will be autoclaved at high temperature and high pressure.
e. Transgenic seeds will be kept in hermetically sealed aluminum foil packages, inside a sealed metal container and stored in locked refrigerators designated for storage of transgenic seeds in Tissue Culture Laboratory of IRRI.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 1999-11-23
Date of Approval 1999-12-15


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials Phosphomannose isomerase gene
Source Novartis, USA
Subject Request of Dr. D. S. Brar to examine and review the proposal
Requesting Party Dr. Darshan S. Brar, Chairperson, IRRI-IBC
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation, subject to compliance with all biosafety measures.

Recommended to the Plant Quarantine Service the issuance of permit to import phosphomannose isomerase gene from Novartis, USA