# On hamiltonicity of P3-dominated graphs

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## Abstract

We introduce a new class of graphs which we call $P_3$-dominated graphs. This class properly contains all quasi-claw-free graphs, and hence all claw-free graphs. Let $G$ be a 2-connected $P_3$-dominated graph. We prove that $G$ is hamiltonian if $\alpha(G^2)\le \kappa(G)$, with two exceptions: $K_{2,3}$ and $K_{1,1,3}$. We also prove that $G$ is hamiltonian, if $G$ is 3-connected and $|V(G)| \le 5\delta(G) - 5$. These results extend known results on (quasi-)claw-free graphs.
Original language Undefined 10.1007/s00186-008-0260-7 297-306 10 Mathematical methods of operations research 69 2 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00186-008-0260-7 Published - May 2009

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