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_100028_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.750_Length_459 Locus_100028_Transcript_1/2_Confidence_0.750_Length_459 mRNA
Locus_100028_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.000_Length_402 Locus_100028_Transcript_2/2_Confidence_0.000_Length_402 mRNA
Locus_100029_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_311 Locus_100029_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_311 mRNA
Locus_10002_Transcript_1/4_Confidence_0.357_Length_771 Locus_10002_Transcript_1/4_Confidence_0.357_Length_771 mRNA
Locus_10002_Transcript_2/4_Confidence_0.786_Length_1282 Locus_10002_Transcript_2/4_Confidence_0.786_Length_1282 mRNA
Locus_10002_Transcript_3/4_Confidence_0.500_Length_534 Locus_10002_Transcript_3/4_Confidence_0.500_Length_534 mRNA
Locus_10002_Transcript_4/4_Confidence_0.000_Length_390 Locus_10002_Transcript_4/4_Confidence_0.000_Length_390 mRNA
Locus_100030_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_202 Locus_100030_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_202 mRNA
Locus_100031_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_258 Locus_100031_Transcript_1/1_Confidence_0.000_Length_258 mRNA
Locus_100032_Transcript_1/4_Confidence_0.214_Length_321 Locus_100032_Transcript_1/4_Confidence_0.214_Length_321 mRNA