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In certain members of angiosperm the ovary develops into fruit without fertilization. This phenomenon of development of ovary into fruit without the act of fertilization is known as parthenocarpy. The fruit developed as a result is called is known as parthenocarpic fruit. The characteristic feature of the parthenocarpic fruit is that they are always seedless, so they are named as seedless fruits, whereas the apomixis is a type of asexual reproduction which does not involve the process of meiosis and syngamy.