List of reference parameters values used in the simulations.

Parameter sweeps vary one of the first 7 parameters, while keeping all the others constant. Key: λforce, pulling strength; tinterval, time interval between link formation/breakage (MCS); rmax, maximum distance between cells (cell diameters); nmax, maximum number of links per cell; ϑmax, maximum angle (radians); N, number of cells; cd, cell diameter (lattice sites); T, temperature or level of noise in the simulations; λvolume, cell stiffness; norders, neighboring orders for lattice site flip and contact energy; Jc,M, adhesion energy between cells and medium; Jc,c, adhesion energy between cells.