Project Information

Reference Number 19990124
Project Title Development of Transgenic Banana Varieties Resistant to Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV)- Part II
Project Type Contained Use (Laboratory)
Status N/A
Name of Institution Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), UPLB College, Laguna
Cooperating Institution University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Supervising IBC UPLB-IBC
Project Leader(s) Vermando Aquino
Experimental Facility/Site IPB-UPLB, Philippines
Purpose / Objectives To develop bunchy top virus resistant banana through coat- protein mediated resistance.
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 Activities should be carried out in the P2 laboratory of the IPB. Also, all activities to be carried out in the BL2 screen house will have to be deferred pending inspection and a written certification by the UPLB- IBC that the said facility is indeed adequate and ready for the proposed screen house tests for banana and papaya.
Date Received 1999-12-02
Date of Approval 1999-12-15


Regulated Materials

Regulated Materials N/A
Source N/A
Subject Request of Dr. Agnes Zamora for proposal endorsement
Requesting Party Dr. Agnes Zamora, Chairman, UPLB- IBC
Action of NCBP Approved for implementation