The present invention provides for a genetically modified eukaryotic host cell comprising (a) a gene encoding a first nucleotide sugar transporter (NST) operably linked to a promoter, wherein the gene and/or the promoter is heterologous to the cell, and/or (b) a native gene encoding a second NTS is disrupted and/or a promoter of the native gene is disrupted. Such modified cells can be altered in the production of polysaccharide and/or glycopeptides. The present invention also provides for methods of making or using such modified cells.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT
 The invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.