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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory


Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 24(2) (2004) 197-211
DOI: 10.7151/dmgt.1225


Aneta Dudek and A. Paweł Wojda

Faculty of Applied Mathematics
AGH University of Science and Technology
Kraków, Poland


A graph G is said to be H-saturated if G is H-free i.e., (G has no subgraph isomorphic to H) and adding any new edge to G creates a copy of H in G. In 1986 L. Kászonyi and Zs. Tuza considered the following problem: for given m and n find the minimum size sat(n;Pm) of Pm-saturated graph of order n. They gave the number sat(n;Pm) for n big enough. We deal with similar problem for bipartite graphs.

Keywords: graph, saturated graph, extremal graph, bipartite graph.

2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C35.


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Received 20 June 2002
Revised 9 December 2002