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_100021_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_279 Locus_100021_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_279 mRNA
Locus_100022_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_1.000_Length_326 Locus_100022_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_1.000_Length_326 mRNA
Locus_100022_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.000_Length_226 Locus_100022_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.000_Length_226 mRNA
Locus_100023_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_321 Locus_100023_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_321 mRNA
Locus_100024_Transcript_1/3_Confidence_0.667_Length_362 Locus_100024_Transcript_1/3_Confidence_0.667_Length_362 mRNA
Locus_100024_Transcript_2/3_Confidence_0.333_Length_1164 Locus_100024_Transcript_2/3_Confidence_0.333_Length_1164 mRNA
Locus_100024_Transcript_3/3_Confidence_0.000_Length_859 Locus_100024_Transcript_3/3_Confidence_0.000_Length_859 mRNA
Locus_100025_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_187 Locus_100025_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_187 mRNA
Locus_100026_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_280 Locus_100026_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_280 mRNA
Locus_100027_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_315 Locus_100027_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_315 mRNA
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