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_100043_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.500_Length_756 Locus_100043_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.500_Length_756 mRNA
Locus_100043_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.167_Length_275 Locus_100043_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.167_Length_275 mRNA
Locus_100044_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_331 Locus_100044_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_331 mRNA
Locus_100045_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_353 Locus_100045_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_353 mRNA
Locus_100046_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.750_Length_231 Locus_100046_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.750_Length_231 mRNA
Locus_100047_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_584 Locus_100047_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_584 mRNA
Locus_100048_Transcript_1/3_Confidence_0.079_Length_5320 Locus_100048_Transcript_1/3_Confidence_0.079_Length_5320 mRNA
Locus_100048_Transcript_2/3_Confidence_0.474_Length_2875 Locus_100048_Transcript_2/3_Confidence_0.474_Length_2875 mRNA
Locus_100048_Transcript_3/3_Confidence_0.000_Length_2753 Locus_100048_Transcript_3/3_Confidence_0.000_Length_2753 mRNA
Locus_100049_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_398 Locus_100049_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_398 mRNA