Distinguishing Chromatic Numbers of Bipartite Graphs

C. Laflamme, K. Seyffarth

Abstract


Extending the work of K.L. Collins and A.N. Trenk, we characterize connected bipartite graphs with large distinguishing chromatic number. In particular, if $G$ is a connected bipartite graph with maximum degree $\Delta \geq 3$, then $\chi_D(G)\leq 2\Delta -2$ whenever $G\not\cong K_{\Delta-1,\Delta}$, $K_{\Delta,\Delta}$.


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