Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have DNA binding activity and endodeoxyribonuclease activity, producing 3'-phosphomonoesters. Involved in several processes, including germ cell development; leptotene; and meiosis I. Localizes to 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).