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Research Article

FReD: The Floral Reflectance Database — A Web Portal for Analyses of Flower Colour

  • Sarah E. J. Arnold equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sarah E. J. Arnold, Samia Faruq

    Affiliation: School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Research Centre for Psychology, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

    Current address: Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, United Kingdom

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  • Samia Faruq equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sarah E. J. Arnold, Samia Faruq

    Affiliation: School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Vincent Savolainen,

    Affiliations: Silwood Park, Imperial College London, Ascot, United Kingdom, Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, United Kingdom

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  • Peter W. McOwan,

    Affiliation: School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lars Chittka mail

    l.chittka@qmul.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Research Centre for Psychology, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 10, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014287

About the Authors

Sarah E. J. Arnold, Lars Chittka
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Research Centre for Psychology, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
Samia Faruq, Peter W. McOwan
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
Vincent Savolainen
Silwood Park, Imperial College London, Ascot, United Kingdom
Vincent Savolainen
Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: l.chittka@qmul.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SEA VS LC. Performed the experiments: LC. Analyzed the data: SEA SF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VS LC. Wrote the paper: SEA. Designed the database format, supervised the programming, organised the infrastructure to launch the database online, collated data: SEJA. Created all the website programming and developed the database structure: SF. Provided datasets for the database and helpful discussion: VS. Provided discussion and support during programming and development: PWM.