Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 53 - 53.2 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

The rate of growth is constant, but the population number it applies to is also always increasing. This produces an exponential growth curve.

Work Step by Step

This graph would only show a constant, level growth curve if the rate of increase acted only on the same initial population. But the new population calculated by the constant rate of increase is added to the existing population before the next increase is calculated, creating the exponential J-curve.
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