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_10004_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_2539 Locus_10004_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_2539 mRNA
Locus_100050_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.667_Length_340 Locus_100050_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.667_Length_340 mRNA
Locus_100051_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.500_Length_221 Locus_100051_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.500_Length_221 mRNA
Locus_100051_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.000_Length_608 Locus_100051_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.000_Length_608 mRNA
Locus_100052_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.667_Length_527 Locus_100052_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.667_Length_527 mRNA
Locus_100052_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_521 Locus_100052_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_521 mRNA
Locus_100053_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.667_Length_382 Locus_100053_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.667_Length_382 mRNA
Locus_100054_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.333_Length_228 Locus_100054_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.333_Length_228 mRNA
Locus_100055_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_356 Locus_100055_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_356 mRNA
Locus_100056_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_492 Locus_100056_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_492 mRNA