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_100001_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_427 Locus_100001_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_427 mRNA
Locus_100002_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_203 Locus_100002_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_203 mRNA
Locus_100003_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_308 Locus_100003_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_308 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_10/13_Confidence_0.308_Length_5641 Locus_100004_Transcript_10/13_Confidence_0.308_Length_5641 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_11/13_Confidence_0.308_Length_6047 Locus_100004_Transcript_11/13_Confidence_0.308_Length_6047 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_1/13_Confidence_0.154_Length_523 Locus_100004_Transcript_1/13_Confidence_0.154_Length_523 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_12/13_Confidence_0.269_Length_6092 Locus_100004_Transcript_12/13_Confidence_0.269_Length_6092 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_13/13_Confidence_0.000_Length_3207 Locus_100004_Transcript_13/13_Confidence_0.000_Length_3207 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_2/13_Confidence_0.154_Length_1997 Locus_100004_Transcript_2/13_Confidence_0.154_Length_1997 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_3/13_Confidence_0.077_Length_1929 Locus_100004_Transcript_3/13_Confidence_0.077_Length_1929 mRNA