Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 28(1) (2008) 97-107
doi: 10.7151/dmgt.1394

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Ryota Matsubara

Department of Mathematical Information Science
Tokyo University of Science
Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
e-mail: qq8c6dt9n@able.ocn.ne.jp

Hajime Matsumura

Kyoto Computer Gakuin
Kyoto 601-8407, Japan
e-mail: h_matsumura@kcg.ac.jp


In this note, we consider the partition of a graph into cycles containing a specified linear forest. Minimum degree and degree sum conditions are given, which are best possible.

Keywords: partition of a graph, vertex-disjoint cycle, 2-factor, linear forest.

2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C38, 05C99.


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Received 2 October 2006
Revised 5 February 2007
Accepted 5 February 2007