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Escherichia coli

Cohesive swimming in 2D confinement

Weak synchronization and macroscopic collective oscillation in dense bacterial suspensions

Weak synchronization and macroscopic collective oscillation in dense bacterial suspensions

Motion of E. coli flagellar filaments in thin films and of the surrounding fluid

Counterclockwise swirls in between cells confined in a thin film near surface

Fluid motion at the leading edge of an E. coli swarm

Bubble formation cascade

Bacillus subtilis

Cohesive swimming in 2D confinement

The advancing edge of a B. subtilis swarming colony

Proteus mirabilis

Cohesive swimming in 2D confinement

Collective motion within a P. mirabilis swarm

Myxobacteria

Periodic reversal of myxobacterial cells

Periodic reversal of myxobacterial cells

Collective motion in a myxobacterial colony

Clustering of myxobacteria