Why is DNA copying an essential

Why is DNA copying an essential part of the process of reproduction?

Basic event in reproduction is production of DNA copies in a reproducing cell. The process is called DNA replication. When the cell divides into two, each new cell gets a copy of each DNA or chromosome along with the whole cellular apparatus.

Complete accuracy in DNA copying leads to two exactly identical cells but any error in duplication can lead to dissimilar cells or variations.

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