Project Information

Reference Number 2021-0329
Project Title Efficacy Against Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer, Seed Increase, and PVP DUS Trial of Event ‘EE-1’ Bt Eggplant F1 Hybrids and Parental Inbreds Under Contained Condition, CY 2021-2023
Project Type Contained Use (Laboratory)
Status Ongoing
Name of Institution University of the Philippines - Los Banos
Cooperating Institution N/A
Supervising IBC University of the Philippines-Los Banos (UPLB)
Project Leader(s)

Dr. Lourdes D. Taylo/Mr. Mark Gabriel S. Sagarbarria

Experimental Facility/Site Institute of Plant Breeding, UPLB, College, Laguna
Purpose / Objectives

The objectives of this project are to:

(a) test the efficacy of Bt eggplant with event ‘EE-1’against eggplant fruit and shoot borer using feeding assays,

(b) seed increase the four (4) Bt eggplant hybrids and parental inbred lines, and

(c) conduct Plant Variety Protection (PVP) - Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) in anticipation for approval for commercial propagation.

Biosafety measures
  • Restricted access to the BL2 and P2 Entomology Laboratory Room. All authorized personnel are required to sign in the logbook.


  • Bagging of flowers will be done prior to flower opening to prevent unintended transfer of pollen to non-GM plants. Any open flowers not bagged will be immediately removed.


  • All plant parts will be disposed in the area at the end of the experiments. Fruits will be chopped, boiled/autoclaved and buried inside the BL2. Whole plants will be chopped and buried inside the area.


  • Contingency plans are available in case of typhoons, flooding and other possible destructive cases of the BL2 facility.
Conditions for Approval N/A
Date of Approval (DD-MM-YYYY) N/A
Date of Completion (DD-MM-YYYY) N/A
Executive Summary N/A