On genericity for holomorphic curves in four-dimensional almost-complex manifolds. (English) Zbl 0911.53014

Let \((V,J)\) be an almost complex manifold of dimension four and \(C_0\subset (V,J)\) a pseudo-holomorphic curve without boundary. M. Gromov [Invent. Math. 82, 307-347 (1985; Zbl 0592.53025)] showed that the equation of these curves is elliptic and has a Fredholm index. He also proved that, if the Chern class \(c_1(C_0)\geq 1\), then the space of pseudo-holomorphic curves near \(C_0\) is a manifold of dimension equal the index. The purpose of this note is to give a proof of this theorem as well as corresponding one for a curve \(C_0\) with boundary.
Let \(C_0\subset V\) be a regular holomorphic curve with boundary \(\partial C_0\) in a totally real surface \(W\subset V\). In this paper, it is shown that, if the ambient Maslov number \(\mu (C_0,\partial C_0)\geq 1\), then the space of pseudo-holomorphic curves \((C,\partial C)\subset (V,W)\) near \((C_0,\partial C_0)\) is a manifold of dimension equal to the index.


53C15 General geometric structures on manifolds (almost complex, almost product structures, etc.)
35J60 Nonlinear elliptic equations
47A53 (Semi-) Fredholm operators; index theories
58J05 Elliptic equations on manifolds, general theory
30G20 Generalizations of Bers and Vekua type (pseudoanalytic, \(p\)-analytic, etc.)


Zbl 0592.53025
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