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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Melvin E Tooker
Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Animal Scientist

Phone: (301) 504-8680
Fax: (301) 504-8092
Room 314

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 005 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE , MD 20705

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Determination of quantitative trait variants by concordance via application of the a posteriori granddaughter design to the U.S. Holstein population -
Genomic predictions for crossbreds from all-breed data -
Selecting sequence variants to improve genomic predictions for dairy cattle -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., O'Connell, J.O., Cole, J.B., Bickhart, D.M. 2017. Selecting sequence variants to improve genomic predictions for dairy cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution. 49:32.
Development of genomic evaluations for direct measures of health in U.S. Holsteins and their correlations with fitness traits -
Selection of sequence variants to improve dairy cattle genomic predictions -
Tooker, M.E., Van Raden, P.M., Bickhart, D.M., O'Connell, J.R. 2016. Selection of sequence variants to improve dairy cattle genomic predictions. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E-Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E-Suppl. 5):138(abstr. 298).
Strategy for incorporating newly discovered causative genetic variants into genomic evaluations -
Wiggans, G.R., Van Raden, P.M., Bickhart, D.M., Tooker, M.E. 2016. Strategy for incorporating newly discovered causative genetic variants into genomic evaluations. Journal of Dairy Science. 99(E–Suppl. 1)/Journal of Animal Science. 94(E–Suppl. 5):137(abstr. 296).
Comparison of domestic and foreign genotypes by country and continent -
Tooker, M.E., Cooper, T.A., Durr, J., Van Raden, P.M. 2015. Comparison of domestic and foreign genotypes by country and continent. Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings. Interbull Bulletin 49:14–18.
Genetic base changes for December 2014 -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Wright, J.R., Cole, J.B., Null, D.J., Lawlor, T.J. 2014. Genetic base changes for December 2014. AIP Research Report BASE3(10-14).
Comparison of single-trait to multi-trait national evaluations for yield, health, and fertility -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Wright, J.R., Sun, C., Hutchison, J.L. 2014. Comparison of single-trait to multi-trait national evaluations for yield, health, and fertility. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(12):7952-7962.
Multi-trait, multi-breed conception rate evaluations -
Van Raden, P.M., Wright, J.R., Sun, C., Hutchison, J.L., Tooker, M.E. 2014. Multi-trait, multi-breed conception rate evaluations. Journal of Dairy Science. 97(E-Suppl. 1):472 (abstr. 0946/T044).
Calculation and delivery of US genomic evaluations for dairy cattle -
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 imputation and evaluation using high density Holstein genotypes -
Van Raden, P.M., Null, D.J., Sargolzaei, M., Wiggans, G.R., Tooker, M.E., Cole, J.B., Sonstegard, T.S., Connor, E.E., Winters, M., Van Kaam, J., Van Doormaal, B.J., Faust, M.A., Doak, G.A. 2013. Genomic imputation and evaluation using high density Holstein genotypes. Journal of Dairy Science. 96(1):668-678.
Multibreed genomic evaluations using purebred Holsteins, Jerseys, and Brown Swiss -
Olson, K.M., Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E. 2012. Multibreed genomic evaluations using purebred Holsteins, Jerseys, and Brown Swiss. Journal of Dairy Science. 95(9):5378-5383.
Methods to include foreign information in national evaluations -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E. 2012. Methods to include foreign information in national evaluations. Journal of Dairy Science. (Suppl. 2):446–447(abstr. 449). 2012.
Genomic inbreeding and relationships among Holsteins, Jerseys, and Brown Swiss -
Van Raden, P.M., Olson, K.M., Wiggans, G.R., Cole, J.B., Tooker, M.E. 2011. Genomic inbreeding and relationships among Holsteins, Jerseys, and Brown Swiss. Journal of Dairy Science. 94(11):5673-5682.
Properties of different density genotypes used in dairy cattle evaluation -
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).
Differences among methods to validate genomic evaluations for dairy cattle -
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.
Imputation of Cow Genotypes and Adjustment of PTAs -
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).
Gains in reliability from combining subsets of 500, 5,000, 50,000 or 500,000 genetic markers -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E. 2010. Gains in reliability from combining subsets of 500, 5,000, 50,000 or 500,000 genetic markers. Journal of Dairy Science. 93(E-Suppl. 1):534(abstr. 620).
Selection and Management of DNA Markers for Use in Genomic Evaluation Reprint Icon -
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 -
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 -
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.
Can you believe those genomic evaluations for young bulls? -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Cole, J.B. 2009. Can you believe those genomic evaluations for young bulls?. Journal of Dairy Science. 92(E-Suppl. 1):314(abstr. 279).
Effects of allele frequency estimation on genomic predictions and inbreeding coefficients -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Gengler, N. 2008. Effects of allele frequency estimation on genomic predictions and inbreeding coefficients. Journal of Dairy Science. 91(E-Suppl. 1):506(abstr. 522).
Genetic Evaluations Using Combined Data from All Breeds and Crossbred Cows -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E. 2007. Genetic Evaluations Using Combined Data from All Breeds and Crossbred Cows. Book Chapter. W.E. Petersen Symposium, St. Paul, MN, April 2-3, p. 23-28. 2007.
Methods to explain genomic estimates of breeding value -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E. 2007. Methods to explain genomic estimates of breeding value. Journal of Dairy Science. 90(Suppl. 1):374(abstr. 413).
Genetic Evaluations for Mixed-Breed Populations -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Cole, J.B., Wiggans, G.R., Megonigal Jr, J.H. 2007. Genetic Evaluations for Mixed-Breed Populations. Journal of Dairy Science. 90(5):2434-2441.
Productive Life Credits for Cows Revised -
Van Raden, P.M., Dematwewa, M., Pearson, R.E., Tooker, M.E. 2006. Productive Life Credits for Cows Revised. California Dairy. 15(9):18.
GENETIC EVALUATIONS FOR MIXED BREED POPULATIONS -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Cole, J.B., Wiggans, G.R., Megonigal Jr, J.H. 2006. Genetic evaluations for mixed breed populations [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 89(Suppl. 1):98(abstr. 40).
REVISED ESTIMATES OF LIFETIME NET MERIT FOR DAIRY BREEDS AND BREED CROSSES -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E. 2006. Revised estimates of lifetime net merit for dairy breeds and breed crosses [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 89(Suppl. 1):246-247(abstr. 255).
PRODUCTIVE LIFE INCLUDING ALL LACTATIONS AND LONGER LACTATIONS WITH DIMINISHING CREDITS -
Van Raden, P.M., Dematawewa, C., Pearson, R.E., Tooker, M.E. 2006. Productive life including all lactations and longer lactations with diminishing credits. Journal of Dairy Science. 89(8):3213-3220.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND USE CALENDAR DATES -
Tooker, M.E. 2005. How to recognize and use calendar dates [abstract]. Proceedings of 18th Annual Northeast SAS Users Group Conference, September 11-14, 2005, Portland, Maine. p. 38.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND USE CALENDAR DATES -
Tooker, M.E. 2005. How to recognize and use calendar dates. Proceedings of 18th Annual Northeast SAS Users Group Conference, September 11-14, 2005, Portland, Maine. 2 pp.
PRODUCTIVE LIFE INCLUDING ALL LACTATIONS, LONGER LACTATIONS, AND CALF VALUE -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E. 2005. Productive life including all lactations, longer lactations, and calf value [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 88(Suppl. 1):378.
EFFECT OF HERD BY SIRE INTERACTION VARIANCE ON GENETIC EVALUATIONS -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E. 2005. Effect of herd by sire interaction variance on genetic evaluations [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 88(Suppl. 1):353.
GENETIC BASE CHANGE FOR FEBRUARY 2005 -
Van Raden, P.M., Tooker, M.E. 2004. Genetic base change for February 2005. AIPL Research Report Base1 (10-04). Available: http://aipl.arsusda.gov/reference/base2005.htm
BREED COMPOSITION CODES FOR CROSSBRED DAIRY CATTLE IN THE UNITED STATES -
Cole, J.B., Tooker, M.E., VanRaden, P.M., and Megonigal, Jr., J.H. Breed composition codes for crossbred dairy cattle in the United States. [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Poster Day 2004, April 29, 2004, Beltsville, Maryland. Abstract 34.
BREED COMPOSITION CODES FOR CROSSBRED DAIRY CATTLE IN THE UNITED STATES -
Cole, J., Tooker, M., VanRaden, P., Megonigal, J., Jr. 2004. Breed composition codes for crossbred dairy cattle in the United States [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 87(Suppl. 1):284-285.
HETEROSIS AND BREED DIFFERENCES FOR DAUGHTER PREGNANCY RATE IN CROSSBRED DAIRY COWS -
VanRaden, P.M., Tooker, M.E., Cole, J.B. 2004. Heterosis and breed differences for daughter pregnancy rate in crossbred dairy cows [abstract]. Journal of Dairy Science. 87(Suppl. 1):284.
DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL GENETIC EVALUATION FOR COW FERTILITY -
Van Raden, P.M., Sanders, A.H., Tooker, M.E., Miller, R.H., Norman, H.D., Kuhn, M.T., Wiggans, G.R. 2004. Development of a national genetic evaluation for cow fertility. Journal of Dairy Science. 87(7):2285-2292.
QUALITY OF DATA INCLUDED IN GENETIC EVALUATIONS FOR DAUGHTER PREGNANCY RATE -
DAUGHTER PREGNANCY RATE EVALUATION OF COW FERTILITY -
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