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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

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On Graphs with Disjoint Dominating and 2-Dominating Sets

Michael A. Henning / Douglas F. Rall
Published Online: 2013-04-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.7151/dmgt.1652


A DD2-pair of a graph G is a pair (D,D2) of disjoint sets of vertices of G such that D is a dominating set and D2 is a 2-dominating set of G. Although there are infinitely many graphs that do not contain a DD2-pair, we show that every graph with minimum degree at least two has a DD2-pair. We provide a constructive characterization of trees that have a DD2-pair and show that K3,3 is the only connected graph with minimum degree at least three for which D ∪ D2 necessarily contains all vertices of the graph.

Keywords: domination; 2-domination; vertex partition

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Published Online: 2013-04-13

Published in Print: 2013-03-01

Citation Information: Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory, ISSN (Print) 2083-5892, DOI: https://doi.org/10.7151/dmgt.1652.

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