Published online by Cambridge University Press: 15 March 2011
It has long been known that there exist finite connected tetravalent arc-transitive graphs with arbitrarily large vertex-stabilizers. However, beside a well-known family of exceptional graphs, related to the lexicographic product of a cycle with an edgeless graph on two vertices, only a few such infinite families of graphs are known. In this paper, we present two more families of tetravalent arc-transitive graphs with large vertex-stabilizers, each significant for its own reason.
The second author is supported by UWA as part of the Australian Council Federation Fellowship Project FF0776186.