Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits RNA polymerase II transcription regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding activity; chromatin binding activity; and histone-lysine N-methyltransferase activity. Involved in several processes, including histone H3-K9 methylation; male meiotic nuclear division; and negative regulation of circadian rhythm. Localizes to nuclear heterochromatin. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; early embryo; genitourinary system; and limb. Orthologous to human SUV39H2 (suppressor of variegation 3-9 homolog 2).