SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • induced subgraph;
  • path;
  • antipath

Abstract

Let inline image be the class of all graphs with no induced four-edge path or four-edge antipath. Hayward and Nastos [6] conjectured that every prime graph in inline image not isomorphic to the cycle of length five is either a split graph or contains a certain useful arrangement of simplicial and antisimplicial vertices. In this article, we give a counterexample to their conjecture, and prove a slightly weaker version. Additionally, applying a result of the first author and Seymour [1] we give a short proof of Fouquet's result [3] on the structure of the subclass of bull-free graphs contained in inline image.