A Survey of Minimum Saturated Graphs

  • Jill R. Faudree
  • Ralph J. Faudree
  • John R. Schmitt


Given a family of (hyper)graphs $\mathcal{F}$ a (hyper)graph $G$ is said to be $\mathcal{F}$-saturated if $G$ is $F$-free for any $F \in\mathcal{F}$ but for any edge e in the complement of $G$ the (hyper)graph $G + e$ contains some $F\in\mathcal{F}$. We survey the problem of determining the minimum size of an $\mathcal{F}$-saturated (hyper)graph and collect many open problems and conjectures.

Article Number
DS19: Jul 29, 2011