Bhalchandra D. Thatte

Departamento de Matemática
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Belo Horizonte
CEP: 31270-901, Brasil

Email: lastname at ufmg dot br
Telephone: (+55) (31) 3409 5789 (office)
Fax: (+55) (31) 3409 5692 (secretaria)

Para alunos da UFMG

Essa seção é principalmente voltada para os alunos da UFMG (alunos nas minhas turmas e alunos do programa de Pós-graduação em matemática). This section is mainly useful to students in my class and post-graduate students in mathematics.

Research Interests

Graph Theory and Combinatorics:


Many of my papers are available in preprint form in the mathematics and q-bio sections of the arXiv. If you are interested in the ones not available on the arXiv and cannot access the DOI, please send me a mail.

Publications in refereed journals

  1. The connected partition lattice of a graph and the reconstruction conjecture. J. Graph Theory, (2019). DOI:
  2. The edge-subgraph poset of a graph and the edge reconstruction conjecture. J. Graph Theory, (2019). DOI:
  3. (with Raazesh Sainudiin and Amandine Véber) Ancestries of a Recombining Diploid Population. Journal of Mathematical Biology (2016). DOI:
  4. (with Igor C. Oliveira) An algebraic formulation of the graph reconstruction conjecture. Journal of Graph Theory (2016). arXiv DOI:
  5. (with Daniel Martin) The maximum common subtree problem, Discrete Applied Mathematics 161 (2013), pp. 1805-1817. arXiv DOI:
  6. Reconstructing pedigrees: some identifiability questions for a recombination-mutation model. Journal of Mathematical Biology 66, issue 1-2 (2013) 37-74. arXiv DOI:
  7. (with C. Richard and U. Schwerdtfeger) Area laws for symmetry classes of convex polygons. Combinatorics, Probability and Computing 19, no. 3 (2010) 441-461. arXiv DOI:
  8. (with Mareike Fischer) Revisiting an equivalence between maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood methods in phylogenetics. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 72, no. 1 (2010) 208-220.arXiv DOI:
  9. (with Mareike Fischer) Maximum Parsimony on Subsets of Taxa. Journal of Theoretical Biology 260, no. 2 (2009) 290--293. arXiv DOI:
  10. Combinatorics of pedigrees I: counter examples to a reconstruction problem. SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics 22, no. 3 (2008) 961-970. arXiv DOI:
  11. (with Mike Steel) Reconstructing pedigrees: a stochastic perspective. J. Theoretical Biology 251, no. 3 (2008) 240-249. arXiv DOI:
  12. A correct proof of the McMorris-Powers' theorem on the consensus of phylogenies. Discrete Applied Mathematics, Volume 155, Issue 3 (2007), 423-427. arXiv DOI:
  13. Invertibility of the TKF model of sequence evolution. Mathematical Biosciences 200, no. 1 (2006) 58-75. arXiv DOI:
  14. Kocay's lemma, Whitney's theorem, and some polynomial invariant reconstruction problems. The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 12 (2005), #R63, 30 pages. arXiv URL
  15. (with I.Krasikov and A.Lev) Upper bounds on the automorphism group of a graph. Discrete Mathematics 256 (2002) 489-493. arXiv DOI:
  16. G-reconstruction of graphs. Ars Combinatoria 54 (2000) 293-299. arXiv
  17. A reconstruction problem related to balance equations-II: the general case. Discrete Mathematics 194, no. 1-3(1999) 281-284. Note that the revised version on the  arXiv is more accurate, with some extra details in the proof of a lemma. DOI:
  18. A reconstruction problem related to balance equations-I. Discrete Mathematics 176 (1997) 279-284. arXiv DOI:
  19. Comments on a paper: "Reconstruction of a graph of order p from its (p-1)-complements" [Indian J. Pure Appl. Math., 27 (1996), no. 5, 435-441; MR 97a:05158] by E. Sampathkumar and L. Pushpa Latha. Indian J. Pure Appl. Math 27 (1996) 1279-1279.
  20. A note on a reconstruction problem. Discrete Mathematics 137 (1995) 387-388. DOI:
  21. Some results on the reconstruction problems-I: $p$-claw-free, chordal and $P_4$ reducible graphs. J. Graph Theory 19, no. 4 (1995) 549-561. DOI:
  22. Some results and approaches for reconstruction conjectures, Presented at the First Malta Conference on Graph Theory, May-June 1990. Discrete Mathematics 124, no. 1-3(1994) 193-216. DOI:
  23. On the Nash-Williams' lemma in graph reconstruction theory. J. Combinatorial Theory Ser. B. 58 no. 2(1993) 280-290. DOI:

Papers in refereed conference proceedings

  1. (with Maurice Pouzet and Hamza Si Kaddour) A note on the Boolean dimension of a graph and other related parameters. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Algebras, Graphs and Ordered Sets (ALGOS 2020).
  2. (with Rodrigo Caetano Rocha) Distributed cycle detection in large-scale sparse graphs. SBPO 2015 - Simpósio Brasileiro de Pesquisa Operacional, Pernambuco, Brazil. URL
  3. (with Mike Hendy) MANTRA - A Multiple Alignment and Tree Reconstruction Algorithm. Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (AWOCA), July 2004, 121-12.


  1. (with Maurice Pouzet and Hamza Si Kaddour) A note on the Boolean dimension of a graph and other related parameters. Submitted for publication, 2021. (This is a much more extended version of the ALGOS 2020 conference paper listed above.) arXiv
  2. (with Deisiane Lopes Gonçalves) A construction of the abstract induced subgraph poset of a graph from its abstract edge subgraph poset. (2020). arXiv PDF
  3. Can hybridisation networks be constructed from local information? (2007).PDF