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_100008_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.667_Length_1232 Locus_100008_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.667_Length_1232 mRNA
Locus_100008_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.000_Length_975 Locus_100008_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.000_Length_975 mRNA
Locus_100009_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_594 Locus_100009_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_594 mRNA
Locus_10000_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.600_Length_567 Locus_10000_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.600_Length_567 mRNA
Locus_100010_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_350 Locus_100010_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_350 mRNA
Locus_100011_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_385 Locus_100011_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_385 mRNA
Locus_100012_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_254 Locus_100012_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_254 mRNA
Locus_100012_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_173 Locus_100012_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.333_Length_173 mRNA
Locus_100013_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_360 Locus_100013_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_360 mRNA
Locus_100014_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_198 Locus_100014_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_198 mRNA
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