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  • Fig. S1. Elongation drives patchiness in the distribution of motile cells swimming in turbulence, and this peaks at intermediate swimming speeds.
  • Fig. S2. Elongation causes the distribution of gyrotactic swimmers to become less patchy at small values of ψ and more patchy at large values of ψ.
  • Fig. S3. Spherical gyrotactic swimmers (α = 0) preferentially sample flows that move in the direction opposite to that of their motility.
  • Fig. S4. Stronger turbulence impedes vertical migration, increasing the amount of time that chains require to traverse a water column.
  • Fig. S5. A simple model of bottom heaviness reveals that the distance between the center of mass and center of buoyancy of a chain is independent of chain length.
  • Table S1. The drag force shape correction factors, K, for the two models used to estimate chain swimming speed.

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