DIMACS TR: 96-41

A corrected version of the Duchet Kernel Conjecture

Authors: E. Boros, V. Gurvich


In 1980 Piere Duchet conjectured that odd directed cycles are the only edge minimal kernel-less connected digraphs i.e. in which after the removal of any edge a kernel appears. Although this conjecture was disproved recently by Apartsin, Ferapontova and Gurvich (1996), the following modification of Duchet's conjecture still holds: odd holes (i.e. odd non-directed chordless cycles of length 5 or more) are the only connected graphs which are not kernel-solvable but after the removal of any edge the resulting graph is kernel-solvable.

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