Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables DNA (cytosine-5-)-methyltransferase activity, acting on CpG substrates. Involved in DNA methylation involved in gamete generation; DNA methylation on cytosine; and negative regulation of transposition. Acts upstream of or within C-5 methylation of cytosine and homologous chromosome pairing at meiosis. Predicted to be active in nucleus.