Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 28(3) (2008) 383-392
doi: 10.7151/dmgt.1414

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Mustapha Chellali

LAMDA-RO Laboratory
Department of Mathematics
University of Blida
B.P. 270, Blida, Algeria
e-mail: m_chellali@yahoo.com


A total dominating set of a graph G = (V,E) with no isolated vertex is a set S ⊆ V such that every vertex is adjacent to a vertex in S. A total dominating set S of a graph G is a locating-total dominating set if for every pair of distinct vertices u and v in V−S, N(u)∩S ≠ N(v)∩S, and S is a differentiating-total dominating set if for every pair of distinct vertices u and v in V, N[u]∩S ≠ N[v] ∩S. Let γtL(G) and γtD(G) be the minimum cardinality of a locating-total dominating set and a differentiating-total dominating set of G, respectively. We show that for a nontrivial tree T of order n, with l leaves and s support vertices, γtL (T)≥max{2(n+l−s+1)/5,(n+2−s)/2}, and for a tree of order n ≥ 3, γtD(T) ≥ 3(n+l−s+1)/7, improving the lower bounds of Haynes, Henning and Howard. Moreover we characterize the trees satisfying γtL(T) = 2(n+l− s+1)/5 or γtD(T) = 3(n+l−s+1)/7.

Keywords: locating-total domination, differentiating-total domination, trees.

2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C69.


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Received 20 April 2006
Revised 14 March 2008
Accepted 9 May 2008