When lab mice go wild, fungi are in play


Meng Wu and Dennis L Kasper. 2020. “When lab mice go wild, fungi are in play.” Cell Host Microbe, 27, 5, Pp. 687-688.


In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Yeung et al. (2020) and Lin et al. (2020) expose laboratory mice to a natural environment and use immune and microbiota characterization to show that fungi promote more human-like immunity. These studies will help develop animal models to more accurately resemble human immune responses.