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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Tabatha A Cooper
Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Animal Scientist

Phone: (301) 504-8679
Fax: (301) 504-8092
Room 315
BLDG 005
BLDG 005 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Including cow information in genomic prediction of Holstein dairy cattle in the US - (Proceedings)
Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M. 2014. Including cow information in genomic prediction of Holstein dairy cattle in the US. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.
Increasing the number of single nucleotide polymorphisms used in genomic evaluations of dairy cattle - (Proceedings)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Null, D.J., Van Raden, P.M. 2014. Increasing the number of single nucleotide polymorphisms used in genomic evaluations of dairy cattle. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 17–22. 3 pp.
Genotypes are useful for more than genomic evaluation - (Proceedings)
Van Raden, P.M., Sun, C., Cooper, T.A., Null, D.J., Cole, J.B. 2014. Genotypes are useful for more than genomic evaluation. International Committee on Animal Recording(ICAR). Proc. 39th Int. Comm. Anim. Recording Sess., Berlin, Germany, May 19–23, 4 pp.
Calculation and delivery of US genomic evaluations for dairy cattle - (Abstract Only)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M., Null, D.J., Hutchison, J.L., Meland, O.M., Tooker, M.E., Norman, H.D. 2014. Calculation and delivery of US genomic evaluations for dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(E-Suppl. 1):77–78 (abstr. 0152).
Genomic evaluation, breed identification, and discovery of a haplotype affecting fertility for Ayrshire dairy cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Null, D.J., Hutchison, J.L., Cole, J.B. 2014. Genomic evaluation, breed identification, and discovery of a haplotype affecting fertility for Ayrshire dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(6):3878-3882.
Genotypes are useful for more than genomic evaluation - (Proceedings)
Van Raden, P.M., Sun, C., Cooper, T.A., Cole, J.B. 2014. Genotypes are useful for more than genomic evaluation. International Committee on Animal Recording(ICAR). Proc. 39th Int. Comm. Anim. Recording Sess., Berlin, Germany, May 19–23, 4 pp.
Genomic evaluation and identification of haplotype affecting fertility for Ayrshire dairy cattle - (Abstract Only)
Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Null, D.J., Hutchison, J.L. 2013. Genomic evaluation and identification of haplotype affecting fertility for Ayrshire dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):74 (abstr. T206).
Using 90,113 single nucleotide polymorphisms in genomic evaluation of dairy cattle - (Abstract Only)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M. 2013. Using 90,113 single nucleotide polymorphisms in genomic evaluation of dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):617 (abstr. 539).
Fine mapping for Weaver Syndrome in the Brown Swiss breed with the identification of possible casual mutations across NRCAM, PNPLA8, and CTTNBP2 and Developement of a diagnostic SNP haplotype - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcclure, M.C., Kim, E., Bickhart, D.M., Null, D.J., Cooper, T.A., Cole, J.B., Wiggans, G.R., Marsan, P.A., Colli, L., Santus, E., Liu, G., Schroeder, S.G., Matukumalli, L., Van Tassell, C.P., Sonstegard, T.S. 2013. Fine mapping for Weaver Syndrome in the Brown Swiss breed with the identification of possible casual mutations across NRCAM, PNPLA8, and CTTNBP2 and Developement of a diagnostic SNP haplotype. PLoS One. 8(3):e59251.
Short communication: Relationship of call rate and accuracy of single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes in dairy cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M. 2013. Short communication: Relationship of call rate and accuracy of single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(5):3336-3339.
Confirmation and discovery of maternal grandsires and great grandsires in dairy cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Raden, P.M., Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., O'Connell, J.R., Bacheller, L.R. 2013. Confirmation and discovery of maternal grandsires and great grandsires in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(3):1874-1879.
Technical note: Characteristics and use of the Illumina BovineLD and GeneSeek Genomic Profiler low-density bead chips for genomic evaluation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Tassell, C.P., Sonstegard, T.S., Simpson, E.B. 2013. Technical note: Characteristics and use of the Illumina BovineLD and GeneSeek Genomic Profiler low-density bead chips for genomic evaluation. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(2):1258-1263.
Maternal grandsire confirmation and discovery in dairy cattle - (Abstract Only)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M., O'Connell, J.R., Bacheller, L.R. 2012. Maternal grandsire confirmation and discovery in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 95(Suppl. 2):400(abstr. 323). 2012.
Characteristics and use of the Illumina BovineLD BeadChip - (Abstract Only)
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Cooper, T.A., Van Tassell, C.P., Sonstegard, T.S., Simpson, B. 2012. Characteristics and use of the Illumina BovineLD BeadChip. Journal of Dairy Science. 95(Suppl. 2):447(abstr. 450). 2012.
Adjustment of selection index coefficients and polygenic variance to improve regressions and reliability of genomic evaluations - (Abstract Only)
Van Raden, P.M., Wright, J.R., Cooper, T.A. 2012. Adjustment of selection index coefficients and polygenic variance to improve regressions and reliability of genomic evaluations. Journal of Dairy Science. 95(Suppl. 2):446–447(abstr. 449). 2012.
Technical note: Adjustment of all cow evaluations for yield traits to be comparable with bull evaluations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Cooper, T.A. 2012. Technical note: Adjustment of all cow evaluations for yield traits to be comparable with bull evaluations. Journal of Dairy Science. 95(6):3444-3447.
Technical note: Adjustment of traditional cow evaluations to improve accuracy of genomic predictions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M., Cole, J.B. 2011. Technical note: Adjustment of traditional cow evaluations to improve accuracy of genomic predictions. Journal of Dairy Science. 94(12):6188-6193.
Dairy genomics in application - (Proceedings)
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Cooper, T.A. 2011. Dairy genomics in application. Minnesota Dairy Health Conference, St. Paul, MN, May 17-19, pp 29-38.
Dairy cattle genomics evaluation program update - (Proceedings)
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Cooper, T.A. 2011. Dairy cattle genomics evaluation program update. National Breeders Roundtable Proceedings. St. Louis, MO, May 5–6, pp. 31-41.
The genomic evaluation system in the United States: Past, present, future - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Cooper, T.A. 2011. The genomic evaluation system in the United States: Past, present, future. Journal of Dairy Science. 94(6):3202-3211.
Use of the Illumina Bovine3K BEAD chip in dairy genomic evaluation - (Abstract Only)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Olson, K.M., Van Raden, P.M. 2011. Use of the Illumina Bovine3K BEAD chip in dairy genomic evaluation. Journal of Animal Science 89(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Dairy Science 94(E-Suppl. 1):420(abstr. 329).
Adjustment of deregressed values from cow evaluations to have the similar mean and variance as bull deregressed values - (Abstract Only)
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Cooper, T.A. 2011. Adjustment of deregressed values from cow evaluations to have the similar mean and variance as bull deregressed values. Journal of Animal Science 89(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Dairy Science 94(E-Suppl. 1):165(abstr. 37).
Properties of different density genotypes used in dairy cattle evaluation - (Abstract Only)
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Olson, K.M., Cooper, T.A., Wiggans, G.R., Van Tassell, C.P. 2011. Properties of different density genotypes used in dairy cattle evaluation. Journal of Animal Science 89(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Dairy Science 94(E-Suppl. 1):420(abstr. 330).
Somatic cell counts of milk from Dairy Herd Improvement herds during 2010 - (Government Publication)
Norman, H.D., Cooper, T.A., Ross Jr, F.A. 2011. Somatic cell counts of milk from Dairy Herd Improvement herds during 2010. AIPL Research Reports. SCC12 (2-11).
State and national standardized lactation averages by breed for cows calving in 2009 - (Government Publication)
Norman, H.D., Cooper, T.A., Ross Jr, F.A. 2011. State and national standardized lactation averages by breed for cows calving in 2009. AIPL Research Reports. K2-09 (2-11).
Differences among methods to validate genomic evaluations for dairy cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olson, K.M., Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Cooper, T.A. 2011. Differences among methods to validate genomic evaluations for dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 94(5):2613-2620.
Genomic evaluations: Past, present, and future - (Proceedings) - (10-Nov-10)
Increased Reliability Of Genetic Evaluations For Dairy Cattle In The United States From Use Of Genomic Information - (Abstract Only)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M., Silva, M.V. 2010. Increased Reliability Of Genetic Evaluations For Dairy Cattle In The United States From Use Of Genomic Information. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Proc. 9th World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod., Leipzig, Germany, Aug. 1–6, abstr. p. 18.
Increased Reliability Of Genetic Evaluations For Dairy Cattle In The United States From Use Of Genomic Information - (Proceedings)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M., Silva, M.V. 2010. Increased Reliability Of Genetic Evaluations For Dairy Cattle In The United States From Use Of Genomic Information. World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. Proc. 9th World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod., Leipzig, Germany, Aug. 1–6, 4 pp.
Imputation of Cow Genotypes and Adjustment of PTAs - (Government Publication)
Cooper, T.A., Tooker, M.E., Van Raden, P.M., Wiggans, G.R., Cole, J.B. 2010. Imputation of Cow Genotypes and Adjustment of PTAs. AIPL Research Reports. GENOMICS1 (4-10).
Cow Adjustments for Genomic Predictions of Holstein and Jersey Bulls - (Abstract Only)
Wiggans, G.R., Cooper, T.A., Van Raden, P.M. 2010. Cow Adjustments for Genomic Predictions of Holstein and Jersey Bulls. Journal of Dairy Science. 93(E-Suppl. 1):533-34(abstr. 618).
State and National Standardized Lactation Averages by Breed for Cows Calving in 2009 - (Government Publication)
Norman, H.D., Cooper, T.A. 2010. State and National Standardized Lactation Averages by Breed for Cows Calving in 2009. AIPL Research Reports. K2-08 (2-10).
Somatic cell counts of milk from Dairy Herd Improvement herds during 2009 - (Government Publication)
Norman, H.D., Miller, R.H., Cooper, T.A. 2010. Somatic cell counts of milk from Dairy Herd Improvement herds during 2009. AIPL Research Reports. SCC11 (2-10).
Selection and Management of DNA Markers for Use in Genomic Evaluation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Bacheller, L.R., Tooker, M.E., Hutchison, J.L., Cooper, T.A., Sonstegard, T.S. 2010. Selection and management of DNA markers for use in genomic evaluation. Journal of Dairy Science. 93(5):2287-2292.
Genetic Base Changes for January 2010 - (Government Publication)
Van Raden, P.M., Cole, J.B., Tooker, M.E., Cooper, T.A. 2009. Genetic Base Changes for January 2010. AIPL Research Reports. BASE2 (8-09).
Genetic Base Changes for January 2010 - (Popular Publication)
Van Raden, P.M., Cole, J.B., Tooker, M.E., Cooper, T.A. 2009. Genetic Base Changes for January 2010. Genetic Trends. 61(5):11.
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