S. Aureus Wild Type and SCVs (image) University of Bath Share Print E-Mail Caption Cigarette smoke accelerates the emergence of antibiotic resistant Small Colony Variants (SCVs) in the human pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus. Left panel shows normal wild-type S aureus; Right panel shows gentamicin-resistant SCVs. Credit University of Bath Usage Restrictions With credit Share Print E-Mail 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.