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_100015_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_506 Locus_100015_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_506 mRNA
Locus_100016_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_169 Locus_100016_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_169 mRNA
Locus_100017_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_720 Locus_100017_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_720 mRNA
Locus_100018_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_493 Locus_100018_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_493 mRNA
Locus_100019_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_207 Locus_100019_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_207 mRNA
Locus_10001_Transcript_10/14_Confidence_0.802_Length_1125 Locus_10001_Transcript_10/14_Confidence_0.802_Length_1125 mRNA
Locus_10001_Transcript_11/14_Confidence_0.284_Length_2848 Locus_10001_Transcript_11/14_Confidence_0.284_Length_2848 mRNA
Locus_10001_Transcript_1/14_Confidence_0.568_Length_487 Locus_10001_Transcript_1/14_Confidence_0.568_Length_487 mRNA
Locus_10001_Transcript_12/14_Confidence_0.272_Length_723 Locus_10001_Transcript_12/14_Confidence_0.272_Length_723 mRNA
Locus_10001_Transcript_13/14_Confidence_0.802_Length_1781 Locus_10001_Transcript_13/14_Confidence_0.802_Length_1781 mRNA
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