Why don't you process gene names (symbol) and descriptions (functions) via Apollo?

Answer: 

We prefer to handle those separately. Use VectorBase Apollo is for gene structure modifications only. Please submit gene symbols (names), synonyms and descriptions for genes that have (or have not) been modified, typing the appropriate information in the "Gene Metadata" form following this link. If you are working with many genes and prefer a batch submission, follow this FAQ for directions.