Predation plays a major role in energy and nutrient flow in the biological food chain. Carnivory is best known from the animal kingdom, but the plant kingdom has flesh eaters as well. This field has attracted much interest since Darwin’s time, but many fundamental properties of the carnivorous life style remain largely unexplored. This project aims on understanding the molecular basis for the evolution of carnivory. It will close this gap of knowledge by a multidisciplinary approach based on state-of-art bioinformatics, molecular biology, chemistry and biophysics.