a1 Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel, e-mail: email@example.com
Let G be a finite p-group, and let M(G) be the subgroup generated by the non-central conjugacy classes of G of minimal size. We prove that this subgroup has class at most 3. A similar result is noted for nilpotent Lie algebras.
(Received February 04 2005)
(Revised May 15 2005)
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