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Delphine   Dufour

Delphine Dufour


Ph.D. in Agronomic Sciences, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy City, France, 2008

Current position

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Oral Microbiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Supervisor: Dr. Céline M. Lévesque  


  1. Dufour, D. and Levesque, C. M. (2013). Bacterial behaviors associated with the quorum-sensing peptide pheromone ('alarmone') in streptococci. Future Microbiol 8(5): 593-605.
  2. Dufour, D. and Levesque, C. M. (2013). Cell death of Streptococcus mutans induced by a quorum-sensing peptide occurs via a conserved streptococcal autolysin. J Bacteriol 195(1): 105-114.
  3. Dufour, D., Cordova, M., Cvitkovitch, D. G. and Levesque, C. M. (2011). Regulation of the competence pathway as a novel role associated with a streptococcal bacteriocin. J Bacteriol 193(23): 6552-6559.
  4. Dufour, D., Germon, P., Brusseaux, E., Le Roux, Y. and Dary, A. (2011). First evidence of the presence of genomic islands in Escherichia coli P4, a mammary pathogen frequently used to induce experimental mastitis. J Dairy Sci 94(6): 2779-2793.
  5. Dufour, D., Jameh, N., Dary, A. and Le Roux, Y. (2009). Short communication: can the mammopathogenic Escherichia coli P4 strain have a direct role on the caseinolysis of milk observed during bovine mastitis? J Dairy Sci 92(4): 1398-1403.
  6. Dufour, D., Nicodeme, M., Perrin, C., Driou, A., Brusseaux, E., Humbert, G., Gaillard, J. L. and Dary, A. (2008). Molecular typing of industrial strains of Pseudomonas spp. isolated from milk and genetical and biochemical characterization of an extracellular protease produced by one of them. Int J Food Microbiol 125(2): 188-196.
  7. Dufour, D., Leung, V. and Lévesque, C. M. (2010). Bacterial biofilm: structure, function, and antimicrobial resistance. Endodontic Topics 22(1): 2-16.
Protocols by Delphine Dufour
  1. Zymogram Assay for the Detection of Peptidoglycan Hydrolases in Streptococcus mutans