## Abstract

A set S of vertices in a graph G is an independent dominating set of G if S is an independent set and every vertex not in S is adjacent to a vertex in S. The independent domination number, i(G), of G is the minimum cardinality of an independent dominating set. Goddard and Henning [Discrete Math. 313 (2013) 839-854] posed the conjecture that if G ϵ {K_{3}_{,}_{3}, C_{5} □ K_{2}} is a connected, cubic graph on n vertices, then i(G)≤38n $i\left( G \right) \le {3 \over 8}n$ , where C_{5} □ K_{2} is the 5-prism. As an application of known result, we observe that this conjecture is true when G is 2-connected and planar, and we provide an infinite family of such graphs that achieve the bound. We conjecture that if G is a bipartite, planar, cubic graph of order n, then i(G)≤13n $i\left( G \right) \le {1 \over 3}n$ , and we provide an infinite family of such graphs that achieve this bound.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 841-853 |

Number of pages | 13 |

Journal | Discussiones Mathematicae - Graph Theory |

Volume | 39 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Nov 2019 |

## Keywords

- cubic graphs
- domination number
- independent domination number

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics