A basis of identities for an algebra is irredundant if each of its proper subsets fails to be a basis for the algebra. The first known examples of finite involution semigroups with infinite irredundant bases are exhibited. These involution semigroups satisfy several counterintuitive properties: their semigroup reducts do not have irredundant bases, they share reducts with some other finitely based involution semigroups, and they are direct products of finitely based involution semigroups.
Lee, Edmond W. H., "Finite Involution Semigroups with Infinite Irredundant Bases of Identities" (2016). Mathematics Faculty Articles. 150.