For any graph, there is a largest integer k such that given any partition of the vertex set with at most k elements in each class of the partition, there is transversal of the partition that is a dominating set in the graph. Some basic results about this parameter, the partition domination number, are obtained. In particular, it is shown that its value is 2 for the two-dimensional infinite grid, and that determining whether a given vertex partition admits a dominating transversal is NP-complete, even for a graph which is a simple path. The existence of various dominating transversals in certain partitions in regular graphs is studied as well.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Graph Theory|
|State||Published - Jan 1996|