## Abstract

Let H and G be graph classes. We say that H has the Erdós- Pósa property for G if for any graph G ∈G, the minimum vertex covering of all H-subgraphs of G is bounded by a function f of the maximum packing of H-subgraphs in G (by H-subgraph of G we mean any subgraph of G that belongs to H). Robertson and Seymour [J Combin Theory Ser B 41 (1986), 92-114] proved that if H is the class of all graphs that can be contracted to a fixed planar graph H, then H has the Erdós-Pósa property for the class of all graphs with an exponential bounding function. In this note, we prove that this function becomes linear when G is any non-trivial minor-closed graph class.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 235-240 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Journal of Graph Theory |

Volume | 66 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Mar 2011 |

## Keywords

- Erdós-pósa property
- graph minors

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Geometry and Topology