Title

Private Domination Trees

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2006

Description

For a subset of vertices S in a graph G, if v ∈ S and w ∈ V - S, then the vertex w is an external private neighbor of v (with respect to S) if the only neighbor of w in S is v. A dominating set S is a private dominating set if each v ∈ S has an external private neighbor. Bollóbas and Cockayne (Graph theoretic parameters concerning domination, independence and irredundance. J. Graph Theory 3 (1979) 241-250) showed that every graph without isolated vertices has a minimum dominating set which is also a private dominating set. We define a graph G to be a private domination graph if every minimum dominating set of G is a private dominating set. We give a constructive characterization of private domination trees.

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