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FReD: the floral reflectance spectra database

FReD: the floral reflectance spectra database

Arnold, Sarah ORCID: 0000-0001-7345-0529, Savolainen, Vincent and Chittka, Lars (2008) FReD: the floral reflectance spectra database. Nature Precedings. (doi:

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Floral reflectance measurements are of great value to researchers who need consider the real colour of flowers, for example in the context of how the flowers appear to their pollinators. We have thus developed the Floral Reflectance Database (FReD) to assist these researchers, gathering together floral reflectance data in a publicly available, searchable online database. The first version of the database is now available online at We anticipate that this resource will be of interest to researchers working on flower colour and animal vision.

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Additional Information: [1] This manuscript is a preprint. The document is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License - Arnold, Sarah, Savolainen, Vincent, and Chittka, Lars. FReD: The floral reflectance spectra database. Available from Nature Precedings <> (2008). [2] The published version is available at: http://dx/ (Peer Reviewed) Arnold S.E.J., Faruq, S., Savoleinen V., McOwan P. & Chittka L (2010) FReD: The Floral Reflectance Database - a web portal for analyses of flower colour. PLoS One 5(12):e14287. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014287. (See also - [3] Nature Precedings is a permanent, citable archive for pre-publication research and preliminary findings. Documents on Nature Precedings are not peer-reviewed.
Uncontrolled Keywords: floral reflectance, flower colour database, colour vision, colour, plants, reflectance spectra, insects
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
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