Focus Issue: The microbiota

Nature Immunology
July 2013, Volume 14 No 7 pp645-763

Focus Issue: The microbiota
Interactions between the immune system and microbiota influence local and systemic immune homeostasis. Nature Immunology presents a series of specially commissioned articles that discuss the reciprocal regulation between the host immune system and commensal microbiota, the dynamic interactions between commensals and pathogens, and emerging information on how resident viruses might influence immune homeostasis. The web focus also includes highlights of recent research in this area.