This is a protocol adapted for a haptophte algae. It is a single cellular organism lacking any type of silica or calcium carbonate armor. If your organism doesn't lyse by a simple snap freeze, some type of grinding step is recommended. Confirmation of properly extracting the nuclei can be done with propidium iodide staining and an epiflourescent microscope. The actual DNA extraction gives ultra long reads (greater than 200kb) by using a circulomics NanoBind kit.