### Abstract

We give sufficient conditions for a graph to have degree bounded trees. Let G be a connected graph and A a vertex subset of G. We denote by σ_{k} (A) the minimum value of the degree sum in G of any k independent vertices in A and by w (G - A) the number of components in the induced subgraph G - A. Our main results are the following: (i) If σ_{k} (A) ≥ | V (G) | - 1, then G contains a tree T with maximum degree at most k and A ⊆ V (T). (ii) If σ_{k - w (G - A)} (A) ≥ | A | - 1, then G contains a spanning tree T such that d_{T} (x) ≤ k for every x ∈ A. These are generalizations of the result by Win [S. Win, Existenz von Gerüsten mit Vorgeschriebenem Maximalgrad in Graphen, Abh. Math. Sem. Univ. Hamburg 43 (1975) 263-267] and the degree conditions are sharp.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 3653-3658 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Discrete Mathematics |

Volume | 309 |

Issue number | 11 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2009 Jun 6 |

### Keywords

- Degree bounded tree
- Degree sum condition
- Spanning tree
- Tree

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics

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*Discrete Mathematics*,

*309*(11), 3653-3658. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.disc.2007.12.099