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Supplementary methods, list of species included in the Afro-Alpine reference library version 1.0, number of reads remaining after each filtering step, assigned taxonomic identities of sequences per sample for both dataset 1 and dataset 2, and taxonomic identities of sequences removed from the datasets (Appendix S1) are available on-line. The authors are solely responsible for the content and functionality of these materials. Queries (other than absence of the material) should be directed to the corresponding author.

A fasta file of the taxonomic reference library version 1.0 and all sequences with their taxonomic identity (output from the program ecoTag) have been deposited in the Dryad Digital Repository:

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