We study the question of the extendability of the action of a finite cyclic group on a compact bordered Klein surface (either orientable or non-orientable). This extends previous work by the authors for group actions on unbordered surfaces. It is shown that if such a cyclic action is realised by means of a non-maximal NEC signature, then the action always extends. For a given integer , we determine the order of the largest cyclic group that acts as the full automorphism group of a bordered surface of algebraic genus g, and the topological type of the surfaces on which the largest action takes place. In addition, we calculate the smallest algebraic genus of a bordered surface on which a given cyclic group acts as the full automorphism group of the surface. For this, we deal separately with orientable and non-orientable surfaces, and we also determine the topological type of the surfaces attaining the bounds.
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Emilio Bujalance, Francisco Javier Cirre, Marston D. E. Conder, Extensions of finite cyclic group actions on bordered surfaces. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 31 (2015), no. 1, pp. 349–372DOI 10.4171/RMI/837