TY - JOUR

T1 - Forbidden Induced Subgraphs for Perfect Matchings

AU - Ota, Katsuhiro

AU - Sueiro, Gabriel

PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - Let F be a family of connected graphs. A graph G is said to be F-free if G is H-free for every graph H in F. We study the problem of characterizing the families of graphs F such that every large enough connected F-free graph of even order has a perfect matching. This problems was previously studied in Plummer and Saito (J Graph Theory 50(1):1-12, 2005), Fujita et al. (J Combin Theory Ser B 96(3):315-324, 2006) and Ota et al. (J Graph Theory, 67(3):250-259, 2011), where the authors were able to characterize such graph families F restricted to the cases {pipe}F{pipe} ≤ 1, {pipe}F{pipe} ≤ 2 and ≤ 3, respectively. In this paper, we complete the characterization of all the families that satisfy the above mentioned property. Additionally, we show the families that one gets when adding the condition {pipe}F{pipe} ≤ k for some k ≥ 4.

AB - Let F be a family of connected graphs. A graph G is said to be F-free if G is H-free for every graph H in F. We study the problem of characterizing the families of graphs F such that every large enough connected F-free graph of even order has a perfect matching. This problems was previously studied in Plummer and Saito (J Graph Theory 50(1):1-12, 2005), Fujita et al. (J Combin Theory Ser B 96(3):315-324, 2006) and Ota et al. (J Graph Theory, 67(3):250-259, 2011), where the authors were able to characterize such graph families F restricted to the cases {pipe}F{pipe} ≤ 1, {pipe}F{pipe} ≤ 2 and ≤ 3, respectively. In this paper, we complete the characterization of all the families that satisfy the above mentioned property. Additionally, we show the families that one gets when adding the condition {pipe}F{pipe} ≤ k for some k ≥ 4.

KW - Forbidden subgraph

KW - Perfect matching

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U2 - 10.1007/s00373-011-1102-6

DO - 10.1007/s00373-011-1102-6

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84874651758

VL - 29

SP - 289

EP - 299

JO - Graphs and Combinatorics

JF - Graphs and Combinatorics

SN - 0911-0119

IS - 2

ER -