Enables several functions, including DEAD/H-box RNA helicase binding activity; identical protein binding activity; and recombinase activity. Is involved in several processes, including intrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway in response to DNA damage by p53
class mediator; meiotic chromosome condensation; and negative regulation of apoptotic process. Located in condensed nuclear chromosome; germ cell nucleus; and site of double-strand break. Is expressed in gonad. Human ortholog(s) of this gene are implicated in several diseases, including Fanconi anemia complementation group R; congenital mirror movement disorder; and ovary epithelial cancer. Is an ortholog of human RAD51 (RAD51 recombinase).