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Graphs with prescribed neighbourhood graphs. (English) Zbl 0579.05045
Let u be a vertex in a graph G. Then \(N_ G(u)\) denotes the subgraph of G induced by the vertices adjacent to u in G. The subgraph \(N_ G(u)\) is called the neighborhood graph of u in G (also called the link of u in G). The author investigates those graphs G for which \(N_ G(u)\) is isomorphic to the complement of a path (respectively, cycle) for all vertices u of G. In particular, if G is a graph such that \(N_ G(u)\cong \bar P_ n\) (n\(\geq 4)\) for every u, then \(G\cong C_{n+4}\). Also, there exists a graph G with the property that \(N_ G(u)\cong \bar C_ n\) for every vertex u if and only if \(3\leq n\leq 6\).
Reviewer: G.Chartrand

MSC:
05C75 Structural characterization of families of graphs
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