Lemma 13.4.15. Let $\mathcal{D}$ be a pre-triangulated category. Assume that $\mathcal{D}'$ is an additive full subcategory of $\mathcal{D}$. The following are equivalent

there exists a set of triangles $\mathcal{T}'$ such that $(\mathcal{D}', \mathcal{T}')$ is a pre-triangulated subcategory of $\mathcal{D}$,

$\mathcal{D}'$ is preserved under $[1], [-1]$ and given any morphism $f : X \to Y$ in $\mathcal{D}'$ there exists a distinguished triangle $(X, Y, Z, f, g, h)$ in $\mathcal{D}$ such that $Z$ is isomorphic to an object of $\mathcal{D}'$.

In this case $\mathcal{T}'$ as in (1) is the set of distinguished triangles $(X, Y, Z, f, g, h)$ of $\mathcal{D}$ such that $X, Y, Z \in \mathop{\mathrm{Ob}}\nolimits (\mathcal{D}')$. Finally, if $\mathcal{D}$ is a triangulated category, then (1) and (2) are also equivalent to

$\mathcal{D}'$ is a triangulated subcategory.

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