A hole in a graph is an induced subgraph which is a cycle of length at least four. A hole is called even if it has an even number of vertices. An even-hole-free graph is a graph with no even holes. A vertex of a graph is bisimplicial if the set of its neighbours is the union of two cliques. In an earlier paper , Addario-Berry, Havet and Reed, with the authors, claimed to prove a conjecture of Reed, that every even-hole-free graph has a bisimplicial vertex, but we have recently been shown that the “proof” has a serious error. Here we give a proof using a different approach.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Bisimplicial vertex
- Induced subgraph