One of the basic facts of group theory is that each finite group contains a Sylow p-subgroup for each prime p which divides the order of the group. In this note we show that each vertex-transitive self-complementary graph has an analogous property. As a consequence of this fact, we obtain that each prime divisor p of the order of a vertex-transitive self-complementary graph satisfies the congruence pm ≡ 1(mod 4), where pm is the highest power of p which divides the order of the graph.
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