A rate of growth
of an organism, a part of an organism
, or a population
of organisms which, when graphed, produces an exponential
curve. Such a rate occurs, for example, during the exponential growth phase, when a population of bacteria
l (or other) cells divide at a constant
rate so that the total number of cells doubles with each division
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.