Project Information

Reference Number 19990119
Project Title Iron fortification of rice using the ferritin gene
Project Type Contained Use
Status N/A
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna
Cooperating Institution Dept. of Bio-Science
Supervising IBC IRRI-IBC
Project Leader(s) Swapan K. Datta, Plant Biotechnologist
Experimental Facility/Site IRRI, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To increase the ferritin content of rice by genetic engineering to help solve the problem of dietary iron deficiency
Biosafety measures a. The 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 Ferritin gene (pGPTV-bar/fer)
Source Dept. of Bio-Science, Central Research Institute, Ekectric Power Industry, Abiko, Chiba, Japan
Subject Request of Dr. D. S. Brar for NCBP approval of 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 ferritin gene (pGPTV-bar/fer).