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## Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

2010 | 30 | 2 | 289-314
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### On a family of cubic graphs containing the flower snarks

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We consider cubic graphs formed with k ≥ 2 disjoint claws $C_i ~ K_{1,3}$ (0 ≤ i ≤ k-1) such that for every integer i modulo k the three vertices of degree 1 of $C_i$ are joined to the three vertices of degree 1 of $C_{i-1}$ and joined to the three vertices of degree 1 of $C_{i+1}$. Denote by $t_i$ the vertex of degree 3 of $C_i$ and by T the set ${t₁,t₂,...,t_{k-1}}$. In such a way we construct three distinct graphs, namely FS(1,k), FS(2,k) and FS(3,k). The graph FS(j,k) (j ∈ {1,2,3}) is the graph where the set of vertices $⋃_{i = 0}^{i = k-1} V(C_i)∖T$ induce j cycles (note that the graphs FS(2,2p+1), p ≥ 2, are the flower snarks defined by Isaacs ). We determine the number of perfect matchings of every FS(j,k). A cubic graph G is said to be 2-factor hamiltonian if every 2-factor of G is a hamiltonian cycle. We characterize the graphs FS(j,k) that are 2-factor hamiltonian (note that FS(1,3) is the "Triplex Graph" of Robertson, Seymour and Thomas ). A strong matching M in a graph G is a matching M such that there is no edge of E(G) connecting any two edges of M. A cubic graph having a perfect matching union of two strong matchings is said to be a Jaeger's graph. We characterize the graphs FS(j,k) that are Jaeger's graphs.
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2010
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2008-12-31
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2009-09-17
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2009-11-09
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• L.I.F.O., Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 6759, Université d'Orléans, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2, France
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• L.I.F.O., Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 6759, Université d'Orléans, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2, France
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• L.I.F.O., Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 6759, Université d'Orléans, 45067 Orléans Cedex 2, France
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•  F. Jaeger, Etude de quelques invariants et problèmes d'existence en théorie de graphes (Thèse d'État, IMAG, Grenoble, 1976).
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•  D. Labbate, On 3-cut reductions of minimally 1-factorable cubic bigraphs, Discrete Math. 231 (2001) 303-310, doi: 10.1016/S0012-365X(00)00327-7.
•  D. Labbate, Characterizing minimally 1-factorable r-regular bipartite graphs, Discrete Math. 248 (2002) 109-123, doi: 10.1016/S0012-365X(01)00189-3.
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