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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 235710, 21 pages
Review Article

Baryonic Symmetries in : An Overview

1Department of Physics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 3200, Israel
2Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Haifa at Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel

Received 27 February 2011; Accepted 14 March 2011

Academic Editor: Yang-Hui He

Copyright © 2011 Diego Rodriguez-Gomez. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Global symmetries play an important role in classifying the spectrum of a gauge theory. In the context of the duality, global baryon-like symmetries are specially interesting. In the gravity side, they correspond to vector fields in AdS arising from KK reduction of the SUGRA -form potentials. We concentrate on the case, which presents very interesting characteristic features. Following arXiv:1004.2045, we review aspects of such symmetries, clarifying along the way some arguments in that reference. As a byproduct, and in a slightly unrelated context, we also study minimization, focusing on the HVZ theory.