Differentiate between parthenocarpy and parthenogenesis?

Parthenocarpy is the production of fruits from unfertilized ovules in plants. The fruits produced by parthenocarpy do not contain seeds. For example, seedless watermelon and oranges.

Parthenogenesis is a type of reproduction in which the ovum develops into an individual without fertilization. This type of reproduction is normally seen in insects and some lizards.

The main difference lies between parthenocarpy and parthenogenesis is the former one happens in plants and the later one in animals.

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