Partial characterizations of clique-perfect graphs II: diamond-free and Helly circular-arc graphs
BONOMO, FLAVIA; CHUDNOVSKY, MARIA; DURÁN, GUILLERMO
Año: 2009 vol. 309 p. 3485 - 3499
A clique-transversal of a graph G is a subset of vertices that meets all the cliques of G. A clique-independent set is a collection of pairwise vertex-disjoint cliques. A graph G is clique-perfect if the sizes of a minimum clique-transversal and a maximum clique-independent set are equal for every induced subgraph of G. The list of minimal forbidden induced subgraphs for the class of clique-perfect graphs is not known. Another open question concerning clique-perfect graphs is the complexity of the recognition problem. Recently we were able to characterize clique-perfect graphs by a restricted list of forbidden induced subgraphs when the graph belongs to two different subclasses of claw-free graphs. These characterizations lead to polynomial time recognition of clique-perfect graphs in these classes of graphs. In this paper we solve the characterization problem in two new classes of graphs: diamond-free and Helly circular-arc (HCA) graphs. This last characterization leads to a polynomial time recognition algorithm for clique-perfect HCA graphs.