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    On the Exponent of a Verbal Subgroup in a Finite Group

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    Let w be a multilinear commutator word. We prove that if e is a positive integer and G is a finite group in which any nilpotent subgroup generated by w-values has exponent dividing e then the exponent of the corresponding verbal subgroup w(G) is bounded in terms of e and w only.Comment: Accepted for publication in the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Societ