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Let G be a 3-connected bipartite graph with partite sets X ∪ Y which is em-beddable in the torus. We shall prove that G has a Hamiltonian cycle if (i) G is blanced , i.e., |X| = |Y |, and (ii) each vertex x ∈ X has degree four. In order to prove the result, we establish a result on orientations of quadrangular torus maps possibly with multiple edges. This… (More)

- H J Broersma, J Fujisawa, K Yoshimoto, Hajo Broersma, Jun Fujisawa, Kiyoshi Yoshimoto
- 2003

Given a graph G = (V, E) and a spanning subgraph H of G (the backbone of G), a backbone coloring for G and H is a proper vertex coloring V → {1, 2,. . .} of G in which the colors assigned to adjacent vertices in H differ by at least two. In a recent paper, backbone colorings were introduced and studied in cases were the backbone is either a spanning tree or… (More)

Ota and Tokuda [2] gave a minimum degree condition for a K1,n-free graph to have a 2-factor. Though their condition is best-possible, their sharpness examples have edge-connectivity one. In this paper, we improve their minimum degree condition for K1,n-free graphs with large connectivity or large edge-connectivity. Our bound is sharp, and together with Ota… (More)

In this paper, we consider pairs of forbidden subgraphs that imply the existence of a 2-factor in a graph. For d ≥ 2, let G d be the set of connected graphs of minimum degree at least d. Let F 1 and F 2 be connected graphs and let H be a set of connected graphs. Then {F 1 , F 2 } is said to be a forbidden pair for H if every {F 1 , F 2 }-free graph in H of… (More)

A weighted graph is a graph in which each edge e is assigned a non-negative number w(e), called the weight of e. The weight of a cycle is the sum of the weights of its edges. The weighted degree d w (v) of a vertex v is the sum of the weights of the edges incident with v. In this paper, we prove the following result: Suppose G is a 2-connected weighted… (More)

Let G be a simple graph with order n and minimum degree at least two. In this paper, we prove that if every odd branch-bond in G has an edge-branch, then its line graph has a 2-factor with at most 3n−2 8 components. For a simple graph with minimum degree at least three also, the same conclusion holds.

A graph is called a weighted graph when each edge e is assigned a nonnegative number w(e), called the weight of e. For a vertex v of a weighted graph, d w (v) is the sum of the weights of the edges incident with v. For a subgraph H of a weighted graph G, the weight of H is the sum of the weights of the edges belonging to H. In this paper, we give a new… (More)

In this paper, we give a sufficient condition for a graph to have a degree bounded spanning tree. Let n ≥ 1, k ≥ 3, c ≥ 0 and G be an n-connected graph. Suppose that for every independent set S ⊆ V(G) of cardinality n(k − 1) + c + 2, there exists a vertex set X ⊆ S of cardinality k such that the degree sum of vertices in X is at least |V(G)| − c − 1. Then G… (More)