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Reference Number 20130274
Project Title Investigation of genetic components of non-race specific resistance to blast disease and bacterial blight in rice
Project Type Contained Use (Laboratory)
Status Ongoing
Name of Institution International Rice Research Institute
Cooperating Institution Zheijang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Supervising IBC International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Project Leader(s)

Dr. Bo Zhou

Experimental Facility/Site Approved transgenic facilities at IRRI, including the Genetic Transformation Laboratory and the CL4 greenhouse
Purpose / Objectives N/A
Biosafety measures

· All transgenic seeds will be kept in hermetically-sealed packages and stored in the central transgenic seed-storage facility with restricted access

· The tested plants will be kept in isolation in the designated CL4 transgenic greenhouse bay reserved for plant pathology bioassay to prevent access of unauthorized personnel.

· Plant material for disposal will be placed in sealed plastic bags and autoclaved after analysis.

· All pathogens used in the experiments will be autoclaved before disposal as part of the bioassay procedure.

· Movement of all seeds and plant materials will be done in compliance of all relevant biosafety and phytosanitary requirements of the Philippines.

Conditions for Approval

a) All activities shall be conducted in the approved transgenic CL4 greenhouse 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 will be submitted before the conduct of the experiment.

e) The proponent shall inform 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 must 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 of 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) 23-02-2013
Date of Completion (DD-MM-YYYY) N/A
Executive Summary N/A