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_100004_Transcript_4/13_Confidence_0.077_Length_1439 Locus_100004_Transcript_4/13_Confidence_0.077_Length_1439 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_5/13_Confidence_0.308_Length_3879 Locus_100004_Transcript_5/13_Confidence_0.308_Length_3879 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_6/13_Confidence_0.038_Length_1438 Locus_100004_Transcript_6/13_Confidence_0.038_Length_1438 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_7/13_Confidence_0.269_Length_5603 Locus_100004_Transcript_7/13_Confidence_0.269_Length_5603 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_8/13_Confidence_0.346_Length_5648 Locus_100004_Transcript_8/13_Confidence_0.346_Length_5648 mRNA
Locus_100004_Transcript_9/13_Confidence_0.231_Length_5596 Locus_100004_Transcript_9/13_Confidence_0.231_Length_5596 mRNA
Locus_100005_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_365 Locus_100005_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_365 mRNA
Locus_100006_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_165 Locus_100006_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_165 mRNA
Locus_100007_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_859 Locus_100007_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_859 mRNA
Locus_100007_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_759 Locus_100007_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_759 mRNA