Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have DNA binding activity and endodeoxyribonuclease activity, producing 3'-phosphomonoesters. Involved in several processes, including germ cell development; meiosis I; and ovarian follicle development. Localizes to the chromosome, telomeric region. Orthologous to human SPO11 (SPO11 initiator of meiotic double stranded breaks).