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N is often called a monomial subgroup of G(q). We call the subgroup R = nα (1) | α ∈ Σ a reduced monomial subgroup of G(q). If q is even, R ∼ = W , while if q is odd, R/E ∼ = W , where E = R ∩ H is a normal elementary abelian 2-subgroup of R. In either case we have N = HR. Also R induces a group of permutations on the set Σ. Analogous results hold for the twisted groups. Finally, it follows that G(q) has the Bruhat decomposition G(q) = BN B, where B = NG(q) (U ) = U H; B is a Borel subgroup of G(q).

The Bender-Suzuki theorem asserts that if G possesses a strongly embedded subgroup and a subgroup isomorphic to E4 , then G has a unique composition factor L of even order, and L is a group of Lie type of Lie rank 1 and characteristic 2. The importance of the Bender-Suzuki theorem resides in the following fact. Analysis of a group by its p-local subgroups is most eﬀective when G is generated by a set of p-local subgroups having a large p-subgroup in common; but is ineﬀective at the other extreme, when for some Sylow p-subgroup T of G and some subgroup H < G, H contains NG (Q) for every nonidentity p-subgroup Q of T .

We consider the cases (a) σ(G) = ∅ (the “quasithin case”) (b) σ(G) = ∅ (the “large sporadic case”). This “revised” quasithin problem is more general than the “classical” quasithin problem suggested by Thompson and originally considered by Aschbacher and Mason [A10, Ma1, A18], in which it was assumed that for any 2-local subgroup N of G, F ∗ (N ) = O2 (N ) and mp (N ) ≤ 2 for all odd primes p. 14 The “revised” quasithin problem is currently being investigated by the amalgam method15 . Stellmacher and Delgado have made inroads; but considerable parts of the problem remain to be done.