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We establish that, under certain closure assumptions on a pseudovariety of semigroups, the corresponding relatively free profinite semigroups freely generated by a nonsingleton finite set act faithfully on their minimum ideals. As applications, we enlarge the scope of several previous join irreducibility results for pseudovarieties of semigroups, which turn out to be even join irreducible in the lattice of pseudovarieties of ordered semigroups, so that, in particular, they are not generated by proper subpseudovarieties of ordered semigroups. We also prove the stronger form of join irreducibility for the Krohn-Rhodes complexity pseudovarieties, thereby solving a problem proposed by Rhodes and Steinberg.
Year of publication: 2020