So once you find me, here is what you will need to feed me with!
Nutrition matters since the substances present in the surroundings are required for energy and produce primary and secondary metabolites as introduced in the Habitat page. Streptomyces platensis are known as powerful aerobic saprophytes. In other words, this bacterium depends on dead plant or animal tissues and needs oxygen for efficiency. They are considered to be very important for biodegradation thanks to the secretion of a variety of extracellular enzymes that are used by us for industrial purpose. Check out how useful these bacteria can be and notice how much we can benefit from these bacteria's products in the interesting facts page!
The enzymes produced by Streptomyces platensis are very diverse: cellulases, chitinases, amylases, or xylanases, .The hydrolysis of complex macromolecules as lignin, crystalline cellulose, or xylan, causes the production the bacterium’s carbon source and, from the reduction of chitin, its nitrogen source. Also, Streptomyces platensis have specific type of ATP-binding cassette transporter for the products as cellobiose or chitobiose made from external elements. The molecules absorbed and transported are used for cellular biosynthesis. For instance, nitrogen is used by the bacteria to produce amino acids, nucleic acids, nucleotides and coenzymes.