Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable DNA binding activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including germ cell development; meiosis I; and ovarian follicle development. Located in chromosome, telomeric region. Is expressed in several structures, including gonad; hemolymphoid system gland; liver; oral epithelium; and skin. Orthologous to human SPO11 (SPO11 initiator of meiotic double stranded breaks).