Strongly Robust Toric Ideals in Codimension 2

  • Seth Sullivant Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University


A homogeneous ideal is robust if its universal Gröbner basis is also a minimal generating set.  For toric ideals, one has the stronger definition: A toric ideal is strongly robust if its Graver basis equals the set of indispensable binomials.  We characterize the codimension 2  strongly robust toric ideals by their Gale diagrams.  This give a positive answer to a question of Petrovic, Thoma, and Vladoiu in the case of codimension 2 toric ideals.

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