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_100038_Transcript_2/3_Confidence_0.667_Length_412 Locus_100038_Transcript_2/3_Confidence_0.667_Length_412 mRNA
Locus_100038_Transcript_3/3_Confidence_0.167_Length_408 Locus_100038_Transcript_3/3_Confidence_0.167_Length_408 mRNA
Locus_100039_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_437 Locus_100039_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_437 mRNA
Locus_10003_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.923_Length_512 Locus_10003_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.923_Length_512 mRNA
Locus_10003_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.385_Length_372 Locus_10003_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.385_Length_372 mRNA
Locus_100040_Transcript_1/3_Confidence_1.000_Length_336 Locus_100040_Transcript_1/3_Confidence_1.000_Length_336 mRNA
Locus_100040_Transcript_2/3_Confidence_0.571_Length_317 Locus_100040_Transcript_2/3_Confidence_0.571_Length_317 mRNA
Locus_100040_Transcript_3/3_Confidence_0.000_Length_290 Locus_100040_Transcript_3/3_Confidence_0.000_Length_290 mRNA
Locus_100041_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.333_Length_597 Locus_100041_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.333_Length_597 mRNA
Locus_100042_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_659 Locus_100042_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_659 mRNA