Assertion (A): DNA copying is necessary during reproduction.
Reason (R): DNA copying leads to the transmission of characters from parents to offspring.
DNA contains information for the inheritance of characteristics from the parents to the next generation. DNA copying is an essential part of the process of reproduction because it makes possible the transmission of characteristics of the parents to its offspring in the next generation.
- Assertion is true.
- Reasoning is true.
So, the correct answer is (a).