<em>S. Aureus</em> Wild Type and SCVs (IMAGE) University of Bath Caption Cigarette smoke accelerates the emergence of antibiotic resistant Small Colony Variants (SCVs) in the human pathogen, <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em>. Left panel shows normal wild-type <em>S aureus</em>; Right panel shows gentamicin-resistant SCVs. Credit University of Bath Usage Restrictions With credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.