Phascolarctos cinereus

Organism Details
Common Name koala
Genus Phascolarctos
Species cinereus
Abbreviation P. cinereus
The koala is a native tree-dwelling Australian marsupial that is one of the world’s most charismatic and iconic mammals. Not only is the koala synonymous with ‘Australia’ it is also a powerful international symbol for the preservation and conservation of our natural world.

Wild koalas are currently found in eucalypt forest and woodlands across eastern Australia (Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and southeastern South Australia). Their unique and highly specific diet of eucalyptus (gum) tree leaves, has resulted in koalas being especially vulnerable to habitat loss due to the clearing of native vegetation for agriculture and urban development.

They are also deleteriously impacted by habitat fragmentation which results in small isolated populations that continually lose genetic diversity and are vulnerable to extinction. Koalas are also threatened by predation by wild and domestic dogs, collisions with cars and diseases, particularly Chlamydia and koala retrovirus.

The Australian Federal government lists koala populations in Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory as ‘Vulnerable’ under national environment law.

Data Type Summary
The following data types are currently present for this organism
Feature Type Count
polypeptide 250,358
mRNA 189,990
cdhit_cluster 78,208
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Feature Name Unique Name Type
kidney_comp4_c0_seq1_reversed kidney_comp4_c0_seq1_reversed mRNA
kidney_comp4_c0_seq2_reversed kidney_comp4_c0_seq2_reversed mRNA
kidney_either_comp26_c0_seq1 kidney_either_comp26_c0_seq1 mRNA
kidney_v3_comp3_c0_seq1_reversed kidney_v3_comp3_c0_seq1_reversed mRNA
liver_comp12_c0_seq2_reversed liver_comp12_c0_seq2_reversed mRNA
liver_comp12_c0_seq3_reversed liver_comp12_c0_seq3_reversed mRNA
liver_comp12_c0_seq5_reversed liver_comp12_c0_seq5_reversed mRNA
liver_comp12_c0_seq6_reversed liver_comp12_c0_seq6_reversed mRNA
liver_comp12_c0_seq7_reversed liver_comp12_c0_seq7_reversed mRNA
liver_comp12_c0_seq8_reversed liver_comp12_c0_seq8_reversed mRNA