We prove two main results concerning mesoprimary decomposition of monoid congruences, as introduced by Kahle and Miller. First, we identify which associated prime congruences appear in every mesoprimary decomposition, thereby completing the theory of mesoprimary decomposition of monoid congruences as a more faithful analogue of primary decomposition. Second, we answer a question posed by Kahle and Miller by characterizing which finite posets arise as the set of associated prime congruences of monoid congruences.
"On mesoprimary decomposition of monoid congruences." Rocky Mountain J. Math. 48 (6) 2069 - 2085, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1216/RMJ-2018-48-6-2069