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
Locus_100032_Transcript_2/4_Confidence_0.500_Length_513 Locus_100032_Transcript_2/4_Confidence_0.500_Length_513 mRNA
Locus_100032_Transcript_3/4_Confidence_0.643_Length_1454 Locus_100032_Transcript_3/4_Confidence_0.643_Length_1454 mRNA
Locus_100032_Transcript_4/4_Confidence_0.143_Length_949 Locus_100032_Transcript_4/4_Confidence_0.143_Length_949 mRNA
Locus_100033_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_554 Locus_100033_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_554 mRNA
Locus_100034_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_963 Locus_100034_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_963 mRNA
Locus_100034_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_254 Locus_100034_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_254 mRNA
Locus_100035_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_252 Locus_100035_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_252 mRNA
Locus_100036_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.333_Length_391 Locus_100036_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.333_Length_391 mRNA
Locus_100037_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_649 Locus_100037_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_649 mRNA
Locus_100038_Transcript_1/3_Confidence_0.667_Length_346 Locus_100038_Transcript_1/3_Confidence_0.667_Length_346 mRNA