As in the title, I was wondering how would feel an amount of one type of bacteria or virus, big enough to have a tangible size of the sample. What color, state (liquid, solid), textures, smell ecc. of the sample would be.
Ideally I would consider only the bacteria or virus, and none of their possible byproducts, and without any medium where they normally live in. Just the organisms in a tangible amount.
Therefore: why a set of bacteria will look like that? Why, for example, some are fluffly molds, others looks like a dough and so on. Is this representative of the physical structure of the bacteria?