Project Information

Reference Number 19990122
Project Title In vitro Propagation of Ecuador Dwarf Banana Variety Genetically Modified to Express Antifungal Proteins DM- AMP1 and Ace- AMP1
Project Type Contained Use (Laboratory)
Status Project Deferred by the proponent
Name of Institution Dole Phils.
Cooperating Institution N/A
Supervising IBC DOLE-IBC
Project Leader(s) Armenia Mendoza, Senior Scientist
Experimental Facility/Site Davao del Norte, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To multiply in vitro genetically modified banas expressing antifungal proteins (DM- AMP1 from Dahlia merckii and Ace- AMP1 from Allium cepa) against field strains of Black Sigatoka (Mycosphaerella fijiensis)
Biosafety measures 1. Containment capability of laboratory
2. Sterilization procedures
3. Personnel awareness of biosafety procedures
4. Labelling/ designation of “risk” areas
5. “Biosafetiness” of equipment
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date Received 1999-12-02
Date of Approval 2000-05-24


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials 60 and 70 plastic culture jars containing 4- 5 explants/ jar of transformed banana seedlings containing genes that suppress the production of ethylene in the ripening fruit
Source Honduras
Subject Request of Edwin Raros for proposal endorsement and for permit to import explants of transformed bananas
Requesting Party Edwin Raros, Vice Pres., Dole Asia Research
Action of NCBP Approved for Implementation.

For issuance of permit to import explants of transformed bananas by the Plant Quarantine Services, Bureau of Plant Industry.