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Reference Number 20130272
Project Title Silencing and over-expression of C4 photosynthetic genes in Green Foxtail (Setaria viridis, Acc. No. A10.1)
Project Type Contained Use (Screenhouse)
Status Ongoing
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute
Cooperating Institution None
Supervising IBC International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Project Leader(s)

Dr. Inez Slamet Loedin
Dr. William Paul Quick

Experimental Facility/Site Genetic Transformation Laboratory (GTL) and CL4 facilities at theInternational Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Purpose / Objectives N/A
Biosafety measures

1. All vectors will be kept in plasmid collection in locked freezers accessible to authorized personnel only.

2. The tested plants will be kept in isolation in the CL4 transgenic glass house at IRRI and its equivalent facility in the C4 consortium member’s laboratories to prevent access of unauthorized personnel.

3. The plant materials for disposal will be placed in sealed plastic bags.

4. For the plants that will be grown in CL4 glass houses or other transgenic screenhouses, the pots and soil will be disposed through appropriate disposal system in compliance with biosafety regulations of the Philippines.

5. The access to the transgenic glass houses and screen houses will be strictly limited to authorized staff only.

6. Transgenic seeds harvested will be kept in hermetically sealed aluminium foil packages and stored in locked refrigerators.

7. Movement and transfer of all materials will be done in compliance with all relevant biosafety and phytosanitary requirements of the Philippines.

Conditions for Approval

a) All activities shall be conducted at the Genetic Transformation Laboratory, CL4 glass house facilities and approved transgenic screenhouse facilities located at the International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Laguna

b) The proponent shall adhere as closely as possible to the schedule of activities reflected in the submitted Gantt chart.

c) Any modifications in the schedule of activities should be made with the concurrence of the IRRI-IBC and the DOST-BC.

d) A biosafety contingency plan shall be submitted to the DOST-BC before the conduct of the experiment.

e) The proponent shall inform the DOST-BC which activities would require the presence of the IRRI-IBC, DOST-BC and PEQS-BPI personnel.

f) The proponent shall ensure that only the DOST-BC authorized personnel are allowed inside the experimental facilities.

g) The DOST-BC and PEQS-BPI personnel should be informed in advance of any visitations by unauthorized persons.

h) The DOST-BC and the PEQS-BPI personnel shall be informed immediately of any intrusion by unauthorized persons.

i) The proponent shall ensure that stray animals are excluded from the experimental facilities while tests are being conducted

j) In case of undue destruction of experimental materials resulting from unauthorized entry of personnel or breach of containment of experimental facilities, the proponent shall implement measures to prevent the inadvertent escape of any viable material within the site. The proponent and the supervising IBC shall be held accountable for the undue destruction of the experimental materials and the consequences that its inadvertent escape may cause to the surrounding environment.

k) The plants, plant parts or other viable materials produced from the experiment shall not be fed to humans, wildlife and livestock.

l) All plants and viable materials within the experiment area shall be accounted for.

m) The proponent shall strictly observe proper disposal procedures of the plant materials.

n) Movement of all materials will be done in compliance with all relevant biosafety and phytosanitary requirements of the Philippines.

o) Any additional requirement that the DOST-BC may impose, as necessary, during the duration of the experiment should be complied with.

p) The proponent shall submit, through the IBC a terminal report 90 days after completion of the experiment.

Date of Approval (DD-MM-YYYY) 06-04-2013
Date of Completion (DD-MM-YYYY) N/A
Executive Summary N/A