# Tight Bounds on The Clique Chromatic Number

The clique chromatic number of a graph is the minimum number of colours needed to colour its vertices so that no inclusion-wise maximal clique which is not an isolated vertex is monochromatic. We show that every graph of maximum degree Δ has clique chromatic number O(Δ/log Δ). We obtain as a corollary that every n-vertex graph has clique chromatic number O(√(n/log n)). Both these results are tight.

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