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1. Erg
A measurement unit for energy. It is equal to 2.4 x 10-8 gram calories or 0.624 x 1012 electronvolts, or the amount of work done by a force of one dyne acting on a distance of one centimeter.

2. Ergon
A unit used to measure/represent the stability of a gene over the lifetime of a given organism. It is a function of the ratio of the adenine - thymine to the guanine - cytosine content of the gene, and is evidenced by the continual physical expression of the trait coded by the gene.

3. Ergot
A disease of cereal plants (rye, wheat, etc.) caused by the fungus Claviceps purpurea; this fungus produces toxic alkaloid s that, if ingested, cause symptoms such as hallucinations, severe gastrointestinal upset, a burning sensation in the limbs and extremities (a.k.a. Saint Anthony's Fire) and a form of gangrene.

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