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Non-covering in the interpretability lattice of equational theories. (English) Zbl 0802.08004
This is a very well-written paper, a delightful reading, even for people who are not familiar with the topic. The authors prove some results on balanced equational theories. As a corollary, they present a large class of equational theories which have no covering equational theories (up to equivalence of theories in a natural sense).
To go into details would need quite a few definitions and observations. Instead I recommend to read this important paper.
Reviewer: E.Fried (Budapest)

08B05 Equational logic, Mal’tsev conditions
03C05 Equational classes, universal algebra in model theory
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