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The bondage number of chordal graphs


A set $S\subseteq V(G)$ of a graph $G$ is a dominating set if each vertex has a neighbor in $S$ or belongs to $S$. Let $\gamma(G)$ be the cardinality of a minimum dominating set in $G$. The bondage number $b(G)$ of a graph $G$ is the smallest cardinality of a set edges $A\subseteq E(G)$ such that $\gamma(G-A)=\gamma(G)+1$. A chordal graph is a graph with no induced cycle of length four or more. In this paper, we prove that the bondage number of a chordal graph $G$ is at most the order of its maximum clique, that is, $b(G)\leq \omega(G)$. We show that this bound is best possible.

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hal-03612990 , version 1 (18-03-2022)



Valentin Bouquet. The bondage number of chordal graphs. 2022. ⟨hal-03612990⟩
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