Paramylon Body of Phacus

In the photo above, you may see a large, hyaline inclusion amid the body of Phacus. This is known as the paramylon, which is a storage space for carbohydrates. Phacus species typically have one of these bodies, but species of Euglena may have two. Other visible components of this cell is the red eyespot located on the anterior, and the bar-shaped body which I believe is a lipid (oil) inclusion.