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What is the difference between apomixis and parthenocarpy? or are they same?

What is the difference between apomixis and parthenocarpy? or are they same?

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Nishtha Gupta
askIITians Faculty 37 Points
7 years ago
Apomixis is defined as the asexual formation of a seed from the ovule leading to embryo development. The formation is from the maternal tissues of the ovule, thus it avoids the processes of meiosis and fertilization.
Parthenocarpy is the natural or artificially induced production of fruit which occurs without fertilization of ovules. The fruit is therefore seedless.
They both are completely different as apomixis is formation of seed while parthenocarpy is production of fruit.

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