12. The author of Passage A most likely states that the wild apples growing in the Tian Shan looked like
apples found at the local grocery store to support the point that:
A. many of the apples stocked in grocery stores are harvested in the Tian Shan.
B. in the Tian Shan, Vavilov had likely found the wild ancestors of the domesticated apple.
C. the wild apples growing in the Tian Shan are among the most popular varieties with consumers.
D. in the Tian Shan, Vavilov had found new apple varieties to introduce to food producers.