Céline Lévesque Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto
2 protocols

Delphine Dufour
  • Dental Research Institute, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
Research focus
  • Microbiology
  • 1 Author merit


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.
1 Protocol published
Authors:  Delphine Dufour and Céline M. Lévesque, date: 08/20/2013, view: 12834, Q&A: 1
Peptidoglycan hydrolases or autolysins are enzymes capable of cleaving covalent bonds in bacterial peptidoglycan cell wall layer. They can participate in the cell division process, in the release of turnover products from peptidoglycan during cell ...
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