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From: Swarming and complex pattern formation in Paenibacillus vortex studied by imaging and tracking cells

Figure 1

A typical colonial pattern generated by P. vortex when grown on 2.25% (w/v) agar with 2% (w/v) peptone in a 9 cm Petri dish. A. Whole colony view. Each vortex (the condensed group of bacteria – the bright dots) is composed of many cells that swarm collectively around their common center at about 10 μm/s. B. An individual vortex – the diameter of the vortex is 75 μm. Both clockwise and anticlockwise rotating vortices are observed, although the majority have the same handedness.

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